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Changing font in a description

How to change the font of some words of an item of a description? I want it to appear like this: Abc Def Description... Ghi Jkl Description So that the words Def and Jkl are italique. ...
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description environment overrides font style

The description environment allows an optional heading, like \item [<heading>] text, to be used. By default this makes the text <heading> bold. I'm having the issue that this style of ...
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Redefining the item command of the description environment

My thesis contains many description environments. After showing it to my supervisor, he complained about the missing separation between the items titles and descriptions. I tried to redefine the \item ...
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Text between before the actual description in a description list

How do I insert a custom (constant) text before all item descriptions in a description list? For instance, I want to create something like this: Question 1: My question Answer: My answer ...
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Action lists sorted by person

I am creating a class for meeting minutes as I have some quite specific demands —minutes.sty doesn't seem to meet all of my requirements. There's some good progress, but I'm completely stuck on ...
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How can I move my fcolorbox underneath a description list label?

I have a description list. In this list, I have the label name, which should have a score underneath (say in a box with a colored background). Then next to it should be the description. So far, I have ...
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Need index to display custom description environment item name

I am trying to accomplish something like in this question and this question. I have several authors contributing solutions to problems that are numbered using an externally imposed scheme, which I ...
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Fixing wrong indentation in nested lists

I need to write an enumerate list nested inside a description list, like in the following example: \documentclass[a4paper]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \title{} \date{} \begin{document} ...
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enumerated labels in description list

I need to achieve similar effect like in this question: enumerate custom label However I would rather use description list with enumerated labels. Like I would write: \begin{description} ...
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ConTeXt: How do I get multi-level descriptions? The contextgarden example does not work

The following contextgarden example from http://wiki.contextgarden.net/Description to produce a two-level description using ConTeXt doesn't work for me. The resulting pdf is as if all four items form ...
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Left aligned labels in descripton

I have a description in a latex beamer file. Inside it, I use description with custom labels. My Problem is, that one point (the penultimate) is longer than the others. The labels are right aligned. ...
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mdframed gobbles item label from description environement when \foreach is used

The following works: description in mdframed. foreach in description. but there is some strange behavior when using foreach in description in an mdframed environment in that the \item labels ...
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right-alignment with enumitem

I have the following list with the enumitem package, \begin{flushright} \begin{description}[font=\color{black},before=\color{blue},nosep] \item[Item:] some text some text some text \item[Another ...
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Hiding description part of item in description environment

How can one hide/display all descriptions in a description environment at the same time. \documentclass[]{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[Keep This] Discard This \item[Keep ...
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How to change the list structure indentation?

In the example below, the item "Long item text" will be wrapped to the next line if it exceeds the width. But this continued second line is further indented to the same extent as "Item description" ...
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Changed Macro definition reverts to original

I have two commands \testone and \testtwo. \testtwo appears only if there was a relevant \testone before and takes the same arguments. Hence I want \testone to store its arguments in \@repeat@me where ...
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Beamer, description, and space for labels

When using \begin{description}[abc] \item[ab] Some description \item[abc] Some description \item[abcd] Some description \end{description} Space of length "abc" is reserved for labels. ...
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Customising description lists

Ok folks, I have a slightly bizarre set up and I'm hoping that someone can help. I have an auto-generated .tex file (made by pandoc from markdown) which has a description list as so: ...
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“\item[text]” text of a description list going off of page

I am trying to make a description list in which an item has quite a long name and the text goes off of the page to the right instead of wrapping to the next line. \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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description, enumitem, beamer

I am looking for a similar solution as here Description list with aligned descriptions except that I want to use it with beamer. If I use enumitem with beamer, inner theme is replaced by enumitem. I ...
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Multiline brackets within a {description} environment

Is it possible to have multiline brackets within a description environment? For instance, I'm looking to bracket the three items below without switching into a table or array environment. If this is ...
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Overfull hbox in description environment

I have a problem with description environment. The text exceeds the width of the page \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,10pt]{report} \usepackage[francais]{babel} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} ...
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How can i use a different beamer template for nested descriptions

How can I use a different description item beamer template for nested descriptions? I have a certain kind of descriptions, call them funnys, which may appear nested on slides, and may be nested ...
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customize description environment

I would like to define an environment induction which is like the description environment. I have in mind that the output of \begin{induction}{A} \item[a1] Part $a1$ of the induction proof. \item[a2] ...
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List Items with Horizontal Spacing

When I try to build list of companies with no bulletin. I get the output as below Actually I want is correct spacing between the colon. Exactly like the below example. Can anyone help me out.? ...
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Why pmatrix in a description list break the document flow?

The code to provide the MWE \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage[brazil]{babel} %\usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} % UTF-8 encoding is recommended ...
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How to remove space after the description label and add after the whole description?

I have the following tex source: Lorem ipsum dolor Lorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ipsum dolorLorem ...
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Newline after each element in description environment

I have a quite a big amount of descriptions in my document. At the moment all of them look in the default manner. I use it to define terms with texts or with a list of keywords. Therefore, I often use ...
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Beamer overlay specification for description

I find myself using more and more using the following overlay specification for the description environment. The Animal Kingdom \begin{description} \item[Gnus] \uncover<+->{these are ...
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How to wrap content after \item[] in parenthesis?

I want to redefine \item[] to make it work like: \documentclass[fontsize=22pt]{scrreprt} \UsePackage[inline]{enumitem} \newlist{notes}{description}{1} \setlist[notes]{ ...
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Numbered description list with dot leaders?

The problem: I would like to create checklists for an aircraft. What I'm looking for is a way to create numbered descriptive lists with dot leaders. Essentially, I want this, with numbers. The ...
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Remove whitespace after item in description

how can I remove the whitespace after the item in the description? Example: this code: \begin{description} \item[First]\footnote{Here goes the footnote} lorem ipsum ... \item[Second], which is my ...
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How to make a keyword list with enumitem with labels aligned right in the margin?

I kinda succeeded in doing with without using the enumitem package, by doing this: (disregard the lines, it's made with showframe) \newenvironment*{keywordlist}{% \list{}{% ...
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show “continued” for nested description list item on page break

I'm using enumitem to create a description list. These lists can sometimes be nested and can get very long. When a list item with a lot of description text breaks over a page it is difficult to ...
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Force itemize inside description onto a new line

I have an itemize inside a description, like this: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[vmargin=1in,hmargin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{enumitem} \setlist[description]{style=nextline} ...
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How to format equation description?

A small piece of code after equation \begin{tabbing} where \= $fTTsc$:~ traveling time (office to site and back to office).\\ \>$fTIsc$:~time to get safety ...
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lstlisting environment as item in description

I would like to show some listings inside a description environment like this: \usepackage{listings} % fancy code listings \usepackage{caption} % fancy chapters for fancy code listings ...
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Indenting in a description environment margin problem

I have a problem with the solution in this post if I don't want bold text for the items. I changed the code as described below. But the text of the item (e.g. Animal1:) is now in the left margin of ...
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Correct indenting in a description environment [duplicate]

I would like to create a description enumeration which looks like the following: keyword 1: Short Description of the keyword A characterization of the keyword keyword 2: Short Description ...
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Line break after \item, vertical spacing

First, my example: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{enumitem} \newcommand\codeitem[1]{ \item[{ \framebox[\textwidth][l]{ ...
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Description of a chapter in a page

I would like to decorate my headlines (section, subsection, etc.) by adding foreach a chapter a description area. This picture is a screenshot document where the headline has the formating, layout ...
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Horizontal space before block of text

Hi, I wanted to create column of text after bolded "Lorem Ipsum 1.", which has no specified linebreaks. This space before text (marked on image with red line and question marks) should have exact ...
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Itemize exactly after description

I have an itemize environment in a description, unfortunately that doesn't look that nice. Here's an MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[Long description] ...
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How to get a dash between the item and its description [duplicate]

I have this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[foo] Bar baz \end{description} \end{document} and I want a dash (say, --) between "foo" and ...
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How to avoid page breaks between the paragraphs of a description item?

Is there a way of preventing LaTeX from putting page breaks between two paragraphs of a multi-paragraph \item in a description environment? Preferably without having to put in explicit \nopagebreak ...
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How to align `tcolorbox` at the top?

I want to align Some text with Lead Programmer like this: But the leftrulebox (a tcolorbox) inside the description environment doesn't align properly. The following code gives this: The code: ...
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Append something to the label item using enumitem?

Is there some easy way to append some code (or text) to appear directly after the label item, but before the text, in a description list using the enumitem package? Here's an example below to show ...
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Description list for equation's terms

I'm trying to create a custom description environment (using enumitem) so I can describe the terms of an equation. What I want is to define item labels that are defaulted to inline math mode, and also ...
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Line break after description label

How can I ger a line break after the label of a description environment item? I'd like to keep the indentation and the bold face for the item label, but I'd like to have the body of the item in a ...
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Description environment with customized labels

Objective: Change font style, in this case removing bold; Customize the text into Page <$my_text>.; and Do this for a single description environment, I don't want to change the other ones. ...