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Hello this is my first question here.

Normally, if I write something like


it is displaid like


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
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Use \paragraph and \subparagraph:

\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.

Which results in:

Section and Paragraph levels

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


Or you could use a 'numbered' list:

    \item \lipsum[2]
    \item \lipsum[3]

Which results in:

Alphabetized List

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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. – Silke Oct 21 '12 at 12:34
Great, that is indeed exactly what I want. Thank you! – Valentino Ru Oct 21 '12 at 12:50

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