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Description list in plain TeX with optional break after tag

I'd like to have a desription list in plain TeX where there is only a line break after the item tag if the tag width exceeds a certain value. Lets say the indentation of the tags is zero and the ...
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How to get “two column” paragraph headers? [duplicate]

I am a LaTeX newbie and would appreciate some guidance. How can I achieve paragraph headers like this? The associated paragraph does not go down all the way to the left, but rather it is as if the ...
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Alignment of multipage description in tufte-book

In the last few hours I've been banging my head for an alignment issue that I can't find information about. I am using a combination of 4 things: Tufte-book document style fullwidth environment ...
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getting colons after every description item (not using listing package)

current output: Desc 1 Bla 1 wanted output: Desc 1: Bla 1 MWEs: current output: \documentclass[oneside,12pt]{scrartcl} \usepackage{polyglossia} \setdefaultlanguage{german} ...
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Width of structured abstract in revtex4-1

revtex4-1 offers structured abstracts through a description environment inside an abstract environment. However, this messes up the right margin in reprint mode: \documentclass[reprint]{revtex4-1} ...
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Problem in using \lstinline as description item

I'm writing a user manual with the documentation of some code written in XML. I would like to do this documentation within two nested description environment, highlighting the labels with my XML ...
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Reference name of description list items in latex [duplicate]

I want to refer to a description list item by name instead of number. To that effect, I've added labels to each item, but when referencing them I only get the name of the section, not of the list ...
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Add a few letters of text before a list item

I currently have a small list, where the outline spacing is pretty important. Currently I have this short list: However I want the 'accent' to be only on the D, so that I get something like this: ...
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Reduce indent in description in beamer

In beamer, text in description items is over-indented: \documentclass[14pt,handout]{beamer} \begin{document} \begin{frame}\frametitle{} \begin{description} \item[FooBarBazZot] - foo bar \\ baz ...
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Description list automatically adjusting style at different levels

Is is possible to have a description list which changes the style of the item label depending on the level of the list, i.e. and environment say description* which would make \documentclass{article} ...
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Description block isn't displaying properly (it's all collapsed)

Here's a clipping of my document: Servos.c includes the following functions: \begin{description} \item[void starter(int id1, uint16_t pwm1, int id2, uint16_t pwm2)] \hfill \\ This ...
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Change description environment indents

I want to set (now wrong) description environment indents the same as (already correct) enumerate environment indents. Note that I already use \usepackage{enumitem}. How? \documentclass{article} ...
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How to change colon into dot in description list?

I use amsbook document class. In description environment there is a colon after every item label. I want dot instead colon. How? Note that I already use \usepackage{enumitem} as it was suggested in ...
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spacing in description with items wrapped in minipage

I'm trying to prevent items in description environment from breaking by wrapping each one in a minipage. (Perhaps that's not a good approach, but let's put that aside if we can for my question.) When ...
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IEEEtran-compsoc class messes up “description” [duplicate]

I'm using the template %% bare_jrnl_compsoc.tex %% V1.3 %% 2007/01/11 %% by Michael Shell %% See: %% http://www.michaelshell.org/ %% for current contact information. which can be downloaded from ...
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Something similar to the description environment

I have found this in a paper: It seems very similar to the description environment, but I don't know which environment it could be or how to search for it. Do someone of you know it?
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Redefining the item label in beamerarticle

I want to use $\bullet$ for the item label. In most LaTeX classes I would use \usepackage{enumitem} \setitemize{label=$\bullet$} However this won't work in beamerarticle since enumitem doesn't play ...
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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{}{% ...