# Correct left aligning items in simplecv (LyX) [closed]

The simplecv class (for LyX), provides the Itemize environment which is defined in simplecv.layout as follows:

Style Itemize
Margin                Static
LatexType             Item_Environment
LatexName             itemize
NextNoIndent          1
LeftMargin            MMN
LabelSep              xx
ItemSep               0.2
TopSep                0.7
BottomSep             0.7
ParSep                0.3
Align                 Block
AlignPossible         Block, Left
LabelType             Itemize
LabelString           "*"
End

Using items with the paragraph alignment set to justified (which is the default), produces a visually correct list of items (screenshot below, left).

I would like to have an Left alignment. Trying to do so (i.e. changing through LyX' paragraph settings interface), prints the (default) bullet, on its own, and pushes the text in the next line (screenshot below, right)!

The complete code, this time using {\raggedright ... \par}, as seen in LyX' LaTeX Source window reads:

% Preview source code

%% Do not edit unless you really know what you are doing.
\documentclass[english]{article}
\usepackage{charter}
\usepackage[scaled=0.8]{berasans}
\usepackage{beramono}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\usepackage[a4paper]{geometry}
\geometry{verbose,tmargin=1.4cm,bmargin=3cm,lmargin=2cm,rmargin=2.5cm}
\pagestyle{empty}
\setcounter{secnumdepth}{0}
\setcounter{tocdepth}{2}
\setlength{\parskip}{\medskipamount}
\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}
\usepackage{pifont}

\makeatletter
\@ifundefined{date}{}{\date{}}
\AtBeginDocument{
\def\labelitemi{\footnotesize$$\bullet$$}
\def\labelitemii{\footnotesize$$\circ$$}
\def\labelitemiii{\tiny\ding{71}}
\def\labelitemiv{\tiny\ding{75}}
}

\makeatother

\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}
\item \noindent \begin{flushleft}
{\raggedright Sample text sample text sample text sample text sample
text sample text sample text sample text sample text sample text sample
text sample text sample text sample text sample text sample text sample
text sample text sample text sample text sample text sample text sample
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text\par}
\par\end{flushleft}
\item \noindent Sample text sample text sample text sample text sample text
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text\end{itemize}

\end{document}

The visual result, as seen in a larger screenshot, is an incorrect left aligned item and a correctly justified item:

How is it possible to achieve a correct Left alignment? Are the Align, AlignPossible instructions in simplecv.layout related?

[Question to self: did I touch some other, global, setting which affects the behaviour in question?]

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## closed as off topic by Marco Daniel, zeroth, Claudio Fiandrino, Paul Gaborit, percusseOct 4 '12 at 0:26

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If you don't have any luck here, try the mailing list: lyx-users@lists.lyx.org –  scottkosty Sep 30 '12 at 0:01
Can I read any comments clarifying why this question is (voted as) off-topic? –  Nikos Alexandris Sep 30 '12 at 8:09
Updated the question with complete code and a large(r) screenshot, this time using @Werners' suggestion. –  Nikos Alexandris Sep 30 '12 at 8:36
@NikosAlexandris: By the way, I don't find LyX questions to be off-topic here. It is an interface used by some (many?) as the editor-of-choice for (La)TeX. And, since it provides a front-end and removes the user from any low-level TeX, many problems introduced by LyX can still be overridden using ERTs using basic (La)TeX macros. Closing as off-topic would drop a number of users from this site that would most likely not be able to find help elsewhere but on the LyX mailing list (which may not possess the response rate/quality as is found here). –  Werner Sep 30 '12 at 14:57
Adding to the discussion: by accepting, as I answered @percusse, I meant I respect the opinion of folks that consider(ed) this kind of question(s) as off-topic. This, however, does not mean that I agree with their Skepsis. By definition, TeX.SE is a free, community driven Q&A for users of TeX, LaTeX, ConTeXt, and related typesetting systems. And I perceive LyX as a related typesetting system. LyX' mailing list is the best source to dig when facing problems. However, the *.SE fora, are such a fine way to communicate (democratically). LyX belongs here! –  Nikos Alexandris Sep 30 '12 at 15:13