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With enumitem package, I have used \setlist{nolistsep} for some part of the document. For another part of my document, I need to revert the separation in the list entries to its default. I wonder how this can be done.

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You could use \begin{<list>}[nolistsep] to localize the change. – Werner Jan 2 '13 at 19:46
Or vice versa: if most of your lists have nolistsep you can add an explicit listsep for that list. – Alan Munn Jan 2 '13 at 19:47
I have added an explicit listsep for the part I needed. – Reza Jan 2 '13 at 20:00
@AlanMunn: Write it up (both sides). – Werner Jan 3 '13 at 7:06
Consider to not only accept, but also upvote egreg's answer. – lockstep Jan 3 '13 at 16:41
up vote 8 down vote accepted

The enumitem package allows you to set list parameters both globally (via the \setlist command) and locally (via explicit parameters added to \begin{<list>}.

So if most of your lists require the compact format, you can use


(the nolistsep parameter has been deprecated, although still works).

If at a certain point in the document you want all subsequent lists to return to the default, you can issue a new \setlist command:


will set the list parameters back to the default.

If only one specific list needs the default parameters, you can use:


or set specific values as needed.

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