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I am writing one list after one text?

 Following is list items:


   1. Pen
   2. Hen
   3. Ten

I need to reduce spacing between text (Following is list items:) and begining of list(Pen). How can i reduce it?

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Use the package enumitem:

\begin{enumerate}[topsep=0ex]
\item various stuff
\end{enumerate}    

The package allows you easy access to change the parameters which control the list environments: enumerate, description, and itemize.

Other parameters to adjust vertical spacing are: partopsep, parsep, itemsep. You pass these to the environment through an optional argument as keys as I did above with topsep=0ex.

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Another Way would be, to use paralist

\usepackage{paralist}

\begin{document}

  \begin{compactitem}
    \item something
    \item something else
  \end{compactitem}

\end{document}

This would also minimize the space between each item. You can use it as compactitem compactenum compactdist and so on.

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