# Problem resizing an itemize environment with a \scalebox: “Something's wrong”

I have a \block containing a \itemize:

\begin{block}{title}
% \scalebox{0.8}{
\begin{itemize}
\item 1...
\item 2...
\end{itemize}
% }
\end{block}


I try to use \scaleboxand resizebox to scale it, but I got an error ERROR: LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item. Could anyone help?

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use a smaller font size ... –  Herbert Aug 19 '12 at 20:16

The problem is that the scalebox command needs to operate on a box, and the itemize environment is not in one.

Perhaps the easiest way to fix this is to put it in a vbox

\scalebox{0.8}{%
\vbox{%
\begin{itemize}
\item 1...
\item 2...
\end{itemize}
}}


Or you might prefer a minipage

\scalebox{0.8}{%
\begin{minipage}{\textwidth}
\begin{itemize}
\item 1...
\item 2...
\end{itemize}
\end{minipage}%
}

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unsung hero anyone? :P –  percusse Aug 19 '12 at 20:43
@percusse you're right- every cloud has a silver lining :) I don't think anyone would get that badge on tex exchange though- the voting is too good :) –  cmhughes Aug 19 '12 at 20:51
Don't worry with an upvote, I'm here! :) –  Paulo Cereda Aug 20 '12 at 1:04