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I want to make my itemize text ragged right. Is there a cleaner way than to redefine the \@item[#1]{...} from latex.ltx? This is what I have done now:

    \raggedright %    <----
    \hskip \labelsep}%

This works fine, but perhaps there is another easy to use hook? I know I can put this in a package and load it, but I ask for the correct way to change this.

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up vote 10 down vote accepted

Maybe I am missing something, but what about



 \item \lipsum[1-2]

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Sure. Embarrassing :) – topskip Sep 5 '12 at 11:24
Just a quick follow-up comment: I would also load the ragged2e package and then use the command \RaggedRight (instead of \raggedright) inside the new environment. That way, hyphenation is still enabled. – Mico Sep 5 '12 at 12:28

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