# \subsection{…}-result in line with following text

Hello this is my first question here.

Normally, if I write something like

\subsection*{a)}
blabla


it is displaid like

a)
blabla

Now I want to achieve that this two elements are inline like

a) blabla

Is this possible?

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Welcome to TeX.sx! how \subsection is formatted depends on what document class you are using. a minimal working example (MWE) would be helpful here. –  barbara beeton Oct 21 '12 at 12:19

Use \paragraph and \subparagraph:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\section*{This is a section}
\subsection*{This is a subsection}
\subsubsection*{This is a subsubsection}
\paragraph{This} is a paragraph.
\subparagraph{This} is a subparagraph.
\end{document}


Which results in:

You can also number them by setting secnumdepth to 4 or 5.

\setcounter{secnumdepth}{5}


Or you could use a 'numbered' list:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\begin{enumerate}
\renewcommand{\labelenumi}{\bfseries\alph{enumi})}
\item \lipsum[2]
\item \lipsum[3]
\end{enumerate}
\end{document}


Which results in:

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But if the following text is longer than that first line, how to I achieve that the next line is aligned with the "start" of the text itself and not under the "paragraph counter"? –  Valentino Ru Oct 21 '12 at 12:21
I've updated my answer with a list in the format I think you want. It makes use of a numbered list. –  Silex Oct 21 '12 at 12:34
Great, that is indeed exactly what I want. Thank you! –  Valentino Ru Oct 21 '12 at 12:50