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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} ...
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How to align description item labels on the right?

I have seen description-list-with-right-alignment-of-labels that explains, how to align description labels on the right. However the presented solution sets the lengths globally whereas I look for a ...
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Disable automatic indenting on description items

Here's the default functionality for description items: With this code \begin{description} \item Lorem ipsum... \end{description} Is there any way to make this flush all along the left side ...
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formatting like description label in beamer

While preparing a beamer presentation, I need to format a little string like 21.02.2012 exactly like the description-labels appear. I tried by using usebeamertheme/color/font of description item - but ...
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Aligining item descriptions

I am trying to make my description list with same margin as my formulas (made with fleqn option - \usepackage[fleqn]{mathtools}). I was able to make it with labelindent option of the description ...
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How can I fix verbatim causing an extra newline inside a description list environment?

I'm trying to create a documentation listing similar to that used by MSDN. Here was my first attempt at that: \subsubsection{User Default Page URL} \begin{description} \item[Rationale] This is the ...
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Labels of list items CAPITALIZED + bold style

Is there a possibility to make the labels of description list items always appear CAPITALIZED and bold?
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Lower case of the small caps in description

I would to use the normal small caps with the item in description in order to distinguish lower from upper case (e.g. LaTeX). In particular: \begin{description} \item[I cAn't DiStiNguISH upPeR fROm ...
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linebreak in description title

In my document I have a description environment. One of the titles in the description is too long to fit in one line and I want to break it. I know this is a bad styling but I can't think of any way ...
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How can I append code to an item-label(-box)?

For executing code after the end of a parameterless macro there are \ltx@GlobalAppendToMacro and \ltx@LocalAppendToMacro from the ltxcmds-package. For executing code after the end of an environment ...
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Footnote to an item in a description environment

It seems like it's not possible to put footnote inside a description list item. For example in the following code first footnote appears at the bottom of the page, but the second - doesn't: ...
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Description-like environment with fixed labels width

Which is the right way to do something like 'description' list but with customizable and fixed-width labels? I.e. something like this: Label: Text text text text text text text ...
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Description list with right alignment of labels

I want a description list that looks like the following: Name | Joel Spolsky Address | Some address Some zipcode Telephone | +31 123 456 E-Mail | ...
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Itemize with not so small items (vs. Description with unaligned text)

My problem is that the items are not so small (hence not bullets) that they exceed left margin. See the example below. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \begin{document} \begin{itemize} ...
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Enumerated description list

How can a list be created, whose items are both enumerated (a,b,c,d,...) and allow for setting a description via \item[texthere] ? Im am using MikTex on Windows.
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How to add bullets to description lists?

I would like to add a bullet in front of every \item[], i.e. Hello, \begin{description} \item[bla] blubb \end{description} becomes Hello, bla blubb I quickly found how to remove them ...
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How to prevent pagebreak in description environment

I have a simple List in the description Environment. \begin{description} \item [item] number one \item [item] number two \end{description} there is a new new page between the first item and the ...
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How to avoid a line-exceeding statement in a description's item tag?

Having a description like this: \begin{description} \item[One or several threads are operating concurrently on some data structure, which is bad because and also blablabla.] \end{description} How ...
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How to escape “]” in a description's item tag?

In a description like \begin{description} \item[\texttt{DoSomething(items[])}:] ... \end{description} , how do I escape the "]" character?
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Beamer-like description environment

Where can I find the definition of the description environment available in beamer? I'd like to replicate it for my own needs in an article-oriented document. I'm interested in its right-left ...
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How to put table into multicols

I'm trying to get table formated like this: A desription of A D description of D B long description Eee description of Eee of B F description of F Cccc ...
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Inputenc: utf8 characters in cross-references

I am using the hack given here as accepted solution to refer to a description list item by name instead of number. It works nicely, except when one of the words in the name ends with a non-ascii ...
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Automatically number a description list [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Enumerated description list I would basically like to produce some kind of combination of an enumerate and a description environment. Manually \begin{description} ...
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Defining my own description environment

I need help writing my own description environment. The only thing I want to change is the appearance of description label. I can achieve what I want universally just fine with the following bit in ...
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Description list using package enumitem: how to force lowercase small caps and align body text?

I'm trying to format a description list with small caps for the labels and have the body text a standard distance from the left margin. When I use capitals in the labels (in the real list they are ...
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Indenting description lists

Is there a way to chenge how the description lists are indented? I have something like: Normal text List item List Item I would like something like: Normal text List item List Item
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Change hanging indent in description list

I'm trying to get a description's list hanging indent to lie flush with the first line of text. I have a description list such as the following: \begin{description} \item[Label the first] Lorem ...
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Wrapfigure not wrapping a description list

I want to write my CV in LaTeX. I would like to wrap the figure of my photo with the text that describe my personal information. I would like to wrapfigure with a description text. I'm using the ...
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item formatting in description list

How can I get this to work: \begin{description} \item[\texttt{foo :: a \rightarrow b}] bla \end{description} without having to write: \begin{description} ...
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Verbatim description list item

How do I make an item in a description list verbatim? \verb in \item[] seems to be not allowed: \begin{description} \item[\verb+list comprehension [f a | a <- M a]+] bla bla bla ...
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Reference name of description list item in LaTeX

(Repost from Stack Overflow) I'd like 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 ...
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How does one set custom labels for description lists?

Every now and then I use the description list environment \begin{description} \item[foo] foo is good \item[bar] bar is bad \end{description} to create lists with non-numerical labels. ...
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Description list - How to put the definition on a new line?

I have the following LaTeX code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[foo] bar \item[baz] bang \end{description} \end{document} and it produces the following PDF: ...