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show “continued” for nested description list item on page break

I'm using enumitem to create a description list. These lists can sometimes be nested and can get very long. When a list item with a lot of description text breaks over a page it is difficult to ...
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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{}{% ...
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Force itemize inside description onto a new line

I have an itemize inside a description, like this: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[vmargin=1in,hmargin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{enumitem} \setlist[description]{style=nextline} ...
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How to format equation description?

A small piece of code after equation \begin{tabbing} where \= $fTTsc$:~ traveling time (office to site and back to office).\\ \>$fTIsc$:~time to get safety ...
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lstlisting environment as item in description

I would like to show some listings inside a description environment like this: \usepackage{listings} % fancy code listings \usepackage{caption} % fancy chapters for fancy code listings ...
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Indenting in a description environment margin problem

I have a problem with the solution in this post if I don't want bold text for the items. I changed the code as described below. But the text of the item (e.g. Animal1:) is now in the left margin of ...
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Correct indenting in a description environment [duplicate]

I would like to create a description enumeration which looks like the following: keyword 1: Short Description of the keyword A characterization of the keyword keyword 2: Short Description ...
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Line break after \item, vertical spacing

First, my example: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{enumitem} \newcommand\codeitem[1]{ \item[{ \framebox[\textwidth][l]{ ...
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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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Description of a chapter in a page

I would like to decorate my headlines (section, subsection, etc.) by adding foreach a chapter a description area. This picture is a screenshot document where the headline has the formating, layout ...
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Horizontal space before block of text

Hi, I wanted to create column of text after bolded "Lorem Ipsum 1.", which has no specified linebreaks. This space before text (marked on image with red line and question marks) should have exact ...
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Itemize exactly after description

I have an itemize environment in a description, unfortunately that doesn't look that nice. Here's an MWE: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[Long description] ...
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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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How to get a dash between the item and its description [duplicate]

I have this: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[foo] Bar baz \end{description} \end{document} and I want a dash (say, --) between "foo" and ...
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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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How to avoid page breaks between the paragraphs of a description item?

Is there a way of preventing LaTeX from putting page breaks between two paragraphs of a multi-paragraph \item in a description environment? Preferably without having to put in explicit \nopagebreak ...
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How to align `tcolorbox` at the top?

I want to align Some text with Lead Programmer like this: But the leftrulebox (a tcolorbox) inside the description environment doesn't align properly. The following code gives this: The code: ...
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Append something to the label item using enumitem?

Is there some easy way to append some code (or text) to appear directly after the label item, but before the text, in a description list using the enumitem package? Here's an example below to show ...
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Description list for equation's terms

I'm trying to create a custom description environment (using enumitem) so I can describe the terms of an equation. What I want is to define item labels that are defaulted to inline math mode, and also ...
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Line break after description label

How can I ger a line break after the label of a description environment item? I'd like to keep the indentation and the bold face for the item label, but I'd like to have the body of the item in a ...
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Description environment with customized labels

Objective: Change font style, in this case removing bold; Customize the text into Page <$my_text>.; and Do this for a single description environment, I don't want to change the other ones. ...
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Shared counter (between description environments) results in “undefined control sequence” [closed]

The objective is to share the counter SharedCTR1 across the description environments. The following code works with only one description environment, but not with both. \documentclass{report} ...
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Aligned \description

Code \documentclass[a4paper,twoside,12pt]{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \begin{document} \noindent Let us define: \begin{description} \item[$C_{DEP}$] (\euro) depreciation of the machine. ...
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Indent description

I'm having problems with indenting the label of a description. Tried to define a new environment, and set leftmargin to whatever, but the label stays put. How can I achieve what I want? This is what ...
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Descriptions is written overtop the text

Its the first time to use description but there the description overlay the text as shown here this is the script I'm using: \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \usepackage{cite} ...
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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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Description Environment options in LyX

The code given here can be used to adjust the items and text in description environment. I wonder how to use these options [leftmargin=!,labelwidth=\widthof{\bfseries The longest label}] with beamer ...
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Having item labels in a description environment start with a paragraph indent

How can I make the item labels of a description environment start with a paragraph indent? I mean that they should be indented like this: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Description items inside table?

I'm new to LaTeX and trying to create a resumé. I know there are alternatives like moderncv but I'd like to try creating it from scratch. I would like to have dates displayed on the left, sort of ...
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Math accents and Greek letters in glossary name (equation description)

I have many equations, where I need to use special characters \dot \bar and Greek letters like \tau. In the equation everything works nice but when I try to write the description \mathgloss I receive ...
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Table inside description list

I'm trying to put a table inside a list environment but without success. I'd like to have the table inside the item (matching \linewidth) and not floating in the next page. \begin{description} ...
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Make the lines of a description item line up

I am trying to line up the lines of a single description item. When I introduce a line-break or when the line becomes to long, the new line isn't lined up with the first one. I'm aware of the fact ...
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Beamer: displaying all labels in description environment, then descriptions sequentially

In beamer, I'd like to display all the labels in a description environment at once, then fill in the descriptions sequentially. I want the labels to be positioned correctly on the first slide, with ...
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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 can I make the item label in the description environment wrap? [duplicate]

\documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[This is a very very very very very very very very very very very very very very long header line:] blah blah \end{description} ...
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Itemize item on new line when nested in a description

I have a itemize list within a description list. Each description defines a item and the content is an itemize list. (As per the code example below and the output at the end of this question) ...
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description environment with italic, non bold labels, bullets and normal font in the description

I think I am lost in something very easy with the enumitem package. I would like a description environment where the label is in italics and the description in normal text. I tried this ...
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Blank line occurring between description term and itemize list when using style=nextline

In my Sphinx project, I have description lists that start with either a paragraph or a list. Since I want the description term to be on its own line, I use enumitem with {style=nextline}. The problem ...
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Prevent display math from creating a new line at the start of an item?

\begin{description} \item[xyz] \[x=y\] \end{description} x=y appears on the line below xyz, if I changed \[x=y\] to some normal text it wouldn't create the new line. How can I stop it?
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Multi-line indentation using description [duplicate]

I'm having trouble using description. I would like the separation between my label and my description to be the same distance for each item, and have each additional line also be properly indented to ...
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Table of Descriptions

I'd like to display a list of descriptions, similar to a TOC, LOF or LOT. How would I do this? Maybe using the tocloft-package?
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Description item label as part of a sentence

Are description lists appropriate for definitions where the item label is part of a sentence? \begin{description} \item[Apples] are members of the Rosaceae family. \item[Pineapples] are the only ...
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Indenting the items in description environment

I have Q & A command that indents the start of the sentence, however using description environment breaks the indentation. How can I indent the description environment? This is the source code. ...
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description begins on a new line without indent

I am using this method to write description in a new line in beamer, But how can I remove the indent at the new line so it aligns with the \item[]? This is what I have right now. ...
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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 can I redefine a list item to normal text in order to enable proper wrapping?

Consider the following LaTeX code, the bottom half of which was generated from MarkDown by Pandoc. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mwe} \makeatletter ...
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How can I prevent the next paragraph from overwriting the image of a description label?

LaTeX code generated from MarkDown by Pandoc: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{mwe} \makeatletter \def\maxwidth{\ifdim\Gin@nat@width>\linewidth\linewidth \else\Gin@nat@width\fi} \makeatother ...
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Remove the space above/below itemizes and descriptions

In the document below an itemize is nested in a description and I want to have no vertical space between the entries. I removed the space above and below of itemizes and descriptions using ...
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Automatically set description list `labelwidth` based on widest label?

How do I create a description list where the item text is automatically indented to the width of the widest label? This is the same question as Description list with aligned descriptions but I would ...