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Footnote inside description

I had a very very similar problem with footnote inside mbox. My original problem started using the glossaries package, using a glossary entry inside the description environment, a minimal example is ...
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Description environment, indent first line

Is there a neat way to push the first line of an item in a description environment over to the right so that it is flush with the second line of the item? I'm trying to define a LaTeX list ...
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Optional argument to \item to appear in brackets after the counter

Usually, when you have the following document: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item Mary \item[had] a little \item lamb \end{enumerate} ...
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hide a certain item and remove the left empty line

Is there a way to define a new command \noitem where its contents are hidden, in the same way I put in MWE? \documentclass{article} \newcommand[2]{\noitem}{\item[]{}\vspace*{-\baselineskip}} % ...
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Acronyms with description environment

I have an editorial template to write a book's chapter. The publisher wants the authors to use the description environment to display acronyms. However, due to acronym's package facilities I am trying ...
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Overlapping label and text in description environment [closed]

I'm relatively new to LaTeX, and I am having this problem with the description environment: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{bm} \usepackage{IEEEtrantools} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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Creating an enumerate-description style environment

I've been trying to create a list environment to produce something that does the following: It has a counter (like the enumerate environment). The first line of each item is an overview of the item ...
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enumitem: newlist with description and bullet [duplicate]

I've seen quite a few questions here on how to use enumitem with descriptions and bullets. I couldn't however find a solution where they created a newlist and that's where I have my problem: I ...
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force long text inside \item[{\texttt{}] to wrap

I have a LaTeX document that is automatically generated and then inserted as part of my own larger document with \input. This other document has a description environment for examples, one item for ...
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labelsep in enumitem: stretch ignored

As the title says: labelsep setting in the enumitem package ignores the stretch part. I would be happy to have a stretch there (in the end actually the current font's interword stretch achieved by ...
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right description list LaTeX beamer

How to do right align a description list using beamer? Name | Joel Spolsky Address | Some address Using the enumitem package as suggested in Description list with right alignment of ...
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Using \lstinline inside a \item

I know about the fragility of verbatim-like commands, and that they should not be used as an argument of another macro, but a need to write a description environment in which the terms to be defined ...
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Properly align text in description

I need to illustrate cases, that is why I am using the description environment: \begin{description} \item[Caso 1] Esiste una computazione $s_1, s_2, \ldots, s_k$ di $\mathcal P$ che comincia con ...
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uniform indent on description

I have a description like below. The main issue is if the text is to long it runs underneath the beginning. \begin{description} \item[Languages:] C, C++,Python, Ruby, Shell Scripting (Bash), ...
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Minipage for two descriptions

I am attempting to use minipage to put two descriptions side by side. I have successfully used minipages for figures and tables, but for some reason this one won't work. Here is the code. ...
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Macro to format text

Good morning, I have the following problem, I have a file with 8000 questions in the following format: COD: 7 ¿A qué número de revoluciones se alcanza la potencia máxima de un motor? A Al número de ...
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description environment missing in bioinfo class

Usually in my articles for the \documentclass[journal]{IEEEtran}, I use the description environment without getting any error, i.e. \begin{description} … \end{description}. However, when I used the ...
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Beamer: problem showing description item

I'm trying to put a description environment with some data in my presentation. But pdflatex compiles it without showing the part in [] of \item. Minimal reproducing example: \documentclass{beamer} ...
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renewcommand for description

I have a document with many \description environments. All of them are defined like this: \begin{description}[leftmargin=2.5cm,style=sameline] \item[\texttt{foo}] bar ...
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Description numbering

I have an article document. In this document I have sections and subsections. In a subsection there are nested 'description' lists. I want that items of this description have numbers which use the ...
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How do I align enumerate items inside empty description?

I have an enumerate list inside an empty description item. The minimal file is, \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item [A Label:] \begin{enumerate} \item A1. ...
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Redefine environment to be a synonym for another

I have a document with many description environments. I would like to change all these description environments to LaTeXdescription environments, without manually changing all the occurrences of ...
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More on dealing with long description environment items in beamer

This is a follow-up question to Dealing with long description environment items Gonzalo Medina was very helpfully resolving an issue I had with his solution to Dealing with long description ...
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beamer definition-list overlay: uncover definition later than entry

For educational purposes, I would like to uncover the definitions of my description items only after all the items themselves have been uncovered, like so: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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Beamer: change gray out on itemize environment [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Beamer: double uncover hides instead of watermarks This is a following up question to the solution for this question: Beamer: double uncover hides instead of watermarks ...
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Beamer and description environment text size

Is it possible to define a the description environment size like it its possible with itemize and enumerate? \setbeamerfont{itemize/enumerate body}{size=\small} \setbeamerfont{itemize/enumerate ...
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Description list with aligned descriptions

This forum thread is exactly what I'm looking for. I want my description environment to produce this: Label is long text lab2 blalballalaa label3 possible second rule label ...
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Description environment redefined

I use the Latex templates from Springer for a project, and to my surprise, the description environment doesn't work correctly - the item labels are not bold. I don't know where this is customized in ...
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Centered, left-aligned list

I'm attempting to left-align a centered list of elements. \begin{center} \begin{align} \begin{description} \item[] lorem \item[] ipsum \item[] lorem \item[] ipsum \end{description} \end{align} ...
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description: paragraph as definition - get straight left margin for multi-line definition

With \item[keyword]explanation-that-goes-on-for-several-lines I get: keyword this is the first line this is the second line But I'd like it like this keyword this is the first line ...
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Modify default description style

I need to modify description style. I want the description entry to be on the next line, with a different color and \newenvironment{mydescription}{% \let\olditem\item% \begin{list}{}{ ...
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Description list with item and body in separate columns

I try to achieve the following layout with a description list Item1 Description of the item where wrapping aligns like this. Should also handle itemize environment in the description ...
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enumitem nextline style: nested item shouldn't start on description label's line

I use enumitem description style nextline to emulate a sort of TOC entry with the following code: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \newenvironment{DLdescription}[1][*]{% ...
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Indenting multiple paragraphs in description

I am trying to put multiple paragraphs in a description, where the body text is indented by one \parindent, and I want to indent the second paragraph by one \parindent relative to the body text ...
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Is there a itemsep equivalent for subitem?

So I was wondering if there is the equivalent of itemsep for the subitems, particularly in the description environment. I know I could nest many environments one in the other but it seems ugly. ...
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Add bullet points to description lists

I'd like to add a bullet point to description lists. \begin{description} \item[Term] Description \end{description} Basically what I want looks like the following, when rendered: \begin{itemize} ...
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Table align in description environment

Why table doesn't align as a text in description environment? I want it has same left indent and width as text. Is that possible? \documentclass[a4paper,oneside]{book} \usepackage[paper=a4paper, ...
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enumitem package and description lists

Why does the following generate an error? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{description}[label=\emph{\alph*})] \item [aaa] bbbb \item [eee] əəəə ...
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How to change symbol separating description item definitions with enumitem

I'm trying to alter the description environment with enumitem so that an item will be separated from its description by a dash rather than a colon. Having searched the documentation and this forum, I ...
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How can I have a smaller indentation in description with IEEEtran?

I'd like to use a description environment together with the IEEEtran document class. One of the labels is actually quite long (three words) so I need to use \IEEEsetlabelwidth to avoid having the ...
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Wrong line break in description environment after a long label

I encountered an issue with my description environments: If I use a label that almost is as long as the text width, the explanatory text afterwards is not wrapped correctly. I am using the mdwlist ...
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Centering description vertically

I have a description environment and would like to center the descriptions vertically w.r.t respect to the items (which are images). \begin{description} \item[\pict1] - Description ...
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Why is a blank line added before a description environment when placed in a footnote in ConTeXt?

I would like to place a description environment inside a footnote, e.g.: \definedescription[descr][headstyle=normal, style=normal, width=3em] \starttext This is some ...
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Dealing with long description environment items

I have quite a lot of description environments in Beamer that are having both long and short items, leading to an output like veryverylongitem description 1 shortitem description 2 which is not ...
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How to set the width of the label of a description to the width of a string of text in ConTeXt?

I am using \startdesc{} to create a label and description environment, e.g.: \startdesc{(label)} This is some text in a sentence. \stopdesc \startdesc{(another label)} This is some more text ...
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How can I use math inside a label in Description in a beamer doc?

I'm describing regular expressions, and I would like to have items like this: \documentclass[10pt,hyperref={pdfpagelabels=false}]{beamer} \usepackage[utf8x]{inputenc} \usepackage{default} ...
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spacing in a description list using enumitem

I found Description list with right alignment of labels while looking for a solution for my own problem. I tried to modify the above solution, but there are a few ugly things I don't know what to do ...
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How do I add \textbf to a description in my class file?

I am not a tex guru, but I need to modify my existing command \description to include boldtext. Here is the command snippet: \def\description{\@ifnextchar[{\@describe}{\list{}{\labelwidth\z@ ...
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\noindent won't work for stopping indentation after a math formula

In this minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item [{a)}] \begin{flushleft} test1 test1 test1 test1 test2 test2 test2 test2 \[ x^2+x+1=0 \] % ...
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latexdiff fails on description environments

This example fails to generate a valid .tex: test.tex \documentclass[a4paper]{report} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[thing] explanation of thing \end{description} \end{document} ...