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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 change how 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: ...