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Spacing after description environment

I'm using the description environment for a list. The problem is that the text after the description list appears like this: item1 item2 item3 text text ... while I want something like this: ...
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Underlining an item

Is there a way to allow a new item inside an underline command? In my real work, I have a custom command generating the "item" with its text, so moving the \underline to the other side of the \item ...
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Using “equation” inside “description”

I would like to itemize some equations but they don't appear on the same line as the bullets. Here is a code example \documentclass[11pt,a4paper]{scrbook} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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How to remove unwanted space in beamer?

Here's my code: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Berkeley} \begin{document} \section{Formula} \subsection{Time-varying Coefficients} \begin{frame}{Time-varying Coefficients} ...
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Simple chronology using the description environment

I'd like to create a simple chronology/biography such as those you see sometimes in books: The most straightforward way that comes to my mind is by using the description environment. But if I try ...
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Automatic alternating labels in the description list

I need to use the description environment in such a way that I don't have to write alternating labels over and over again (as shown in the example below). Is there any way that these labels become ...
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Description list - How to put the whole paragraph in the same start line?

I have the following LaTeX code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[a)] Perhaps the single most commonly used application is the measurement of vibration ...
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ConTeXt \definedescription: How to get the description's label on a line of its own?

ConTeXt: How do I get multi-level descriptions? The contextgarden example does not work shows how to get nested descriptions, but each description begins on the same line as the label that it ...
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Code supported by latex2rtf to align equation description wrapping?

I saw the conditional parameter description answer for when you have a description that wraps, unfortunately, that didn't work with latex2rtf, so I'm hoping someone can provide an alternative solution ...
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Independent hanging indent subject to word length under “Description”

When using description, how can I adjust particular indent by given wordlength for every description? Or to say, how can I get command such as \settowidth, \hangindent and \mbox to work under ...
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glossaries: How to customize list of symbols with additional column for units?

I want to add an additional column to the list of symbols for inserting the belonging units to the preceding variables. In my case, it is necessary to use three different and independent ...
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How can I label / reference description items that contain macros by name?

This question is related to Reference name of description list item in LaTeX, because that is the same as what I am doing. The answer provided there works in most cases, but I found a case where it ...
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How can I correctly use lists as descriptions to items of description lists?

I am writing a manual using description lists to list off GUI menu items with their subordinated parameters. An undesired effect occurs when embedding lists as the description of an item of the ...
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How to make enumerate indent like description

I'm trying to typeset a numbered list in which I'm overriding the default enumerate behaviour using enumitem so that there's text in addition to a number. I'd like the text to be flush with the left ...
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Reduce the space between label and item in a description list

I have description lists that I'm using discursively, like \begin{description} \item[Video recordings] arguably produced the richest part of the data set. \item[Questionnaires] were no ...
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How can I redefine the description list to pass an arg to redefined items that contain TikZ nodes?

I am open to suggestions regarding my question's wording. I would like to have all description lists support an optional argument that represents node name prefixes. This will be passed to the ...
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What is wrong with this description list?

The below snippet is supposed to show a list of items and some associated values which I've stored as new commands. Unfortunately, what happens instead is a mess. I've included everything I think ...
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description item is not bold

As the title says my description items are not bold and id like to have it bold and also an automatic \hfill \\ if this is somehow possible. Using: ...
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enumitem: description with unbold item - math mode (hepthesis)

I would like to have a normal font symbol (in math mode) as description item in the hepthesis document class. Example: \documentclass{hepthesis} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{enumitem} ...
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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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Small Caps in Description Label?

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 ...