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I am trying to change the itemize symbols. Using

\begin{itemize}
 \renewcommand{\labelitemi}{$\blacksquare$} 
 \item  An extensively analysis 
\end{itemize}

the problem is the dimension of the square. it is quite big with respect the bullet one. Any idea about that?

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For future readers: \blacksquare comes from \usepackage{amssymb}. – greg Aug 14 '15 at 14:15
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Try this. It changes the font size just before typesetting the \blacksquare. Depending on what you need, other sizes, such as \tiny are also available.

\begin{itemize}
 \renewcommand{\labelitemi}{\scriptsize$\blacksquare$} 
 \item  An extensively analysis 
\end{itemize}
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It works! thanks – doxsi Jul 27 '12 at 12:38

I use something like

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{xcolor}
\begin{document}

\newcommand{\localtextbulletone}{\textcolor{gray}{\raisebox{.45ex}{\rule{.6ex}{.6ex}}}}
\renewcommand{\labelitemi}{\localtextbulletone}
\begin{itemize}
\item  An extensively analysis
\end{itemize}

\end{document}

so I'm able to change the size. The colour is, of course, optional.

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could you give me an example of use, please? I tried it but nothing change... – doxsi Jul 27 '12 at 12:03
    
@doxsi: Incorporated example into the answer. You could of course omit the \newcommand and put the definition into the \renewcommand. I use the symbol additionally outside of the itemize environment, therefore the effort. – Chris Jul 27 '12 at 12:56

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