# How can I raise an item symbol?

I don't like the appearance of standard \textbullet. It's too big. I decided to shrink it using \footnotesize{}. Unfortunately, the bullet is not at the center of a line (It's a little lower). How can it be raised? Is there a symbol other than \textbullet which represents a dot? \cdot is too small, btw.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\setitemize{label=\footnotesize{\textbullet}}
\begin{document}
Items:
\begin{itemize}
\item Item 1
\item Item 2
\item Item 3
\end{itemize}
\end{document}

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Remember that \footnotesize is not a command taking an argument; rather it's a declaration, which is valid until the group in which it's issued ends. The label is typeset in a group. –  egreg May 22 '12 at 22:20

You can use \raisebox:

\setitemize{label=\raisebox{.3ex}{\footnotesize\textbullet}}


If you want to scale the symbol, you can use \scalebox from the graphicx package; a little example showing both commands:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{graphicx}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\setitemize{label=\raisebox{.5\height}{\scalebox{0.6}{\textbullet}}}
\begin{document}
Items:
\begin{itemize}
\item Item 1
\item Item 2
\item Item 3
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


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+1 for direct usage of enumitem ;) –  yo' May 24 '12 at 8:17