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How can I redefine description list items only when embedded?

I'd like to globally add a character to the front of any item that is part of a description list embedded within another description list. Hardcoded Example Character U+21B3 is the closest thing I ...
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How can I make the label text in description lists wrap in the label area over multiple lines if needed?

I use the enumitem package to customise description lists. Here a MWE printing some fictitious personal details: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \setlist[description]{leftmargin=5em, ...
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Automatically setting the label width in a description environment, for each page

There are a couple of questions asking for a description environment where the width of the label-portion is the width of the widest label: Label: Text text text text text text ...
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enumerate with description and label for reference

I want to create an enumerated list with description of items and a label assigned so that each item can individually be referenced by \ref or \nameref It is obvious how to do this manually but I ...
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Control the description environment item

I have a very long description item to break the page boundary. How can I control the item? For example, how to make the "Very long ... Description" becomes two lines? \documentclass[12pt]{article}...
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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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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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Formatting of description environment with convenience of easylist

When writing my notes, I like to set them up like a sort of dictionary, with a bolded term, followed by a definition/description. I was delighted to happen across the description environment and have ...
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Remove last character from decription label in cross reference label

I read how to make a reference that has as a label the label of a description label (Reference name of description list item in LaTeX): \makeatletter \let\orgdescriptionlabel\descriptionlabel \...
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How to make text Italic in description list? [closed]

I want to have the first part of the text Italic. This doesn't work (MWE): \documentclass[pdftex]{scrreprt} \usepackage{fontspec} \usepackage{mathpazo} \begin{document} \begin{description} ...
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Hyperref and description environment

I am trying to put an hyperref command inside an item name in the description environment. The following MWE works as expected (this is what I am trying to achieve!): \documentclass{article} \...
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Short interline spacing after \item in customized description environment

I'm working on a technical guide, and I have a list of descriptions of different commands that can be run. Some of these commands have aliases or alternative invocations, and I want them to have the ...
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Change default font and font weight for continuous text, headings, descriptions etc

I am trying to set OpenSans Light as the default font in my document of type scrreport, so I included the opensans package. This worked so far, as that OpenSans is now used for my continuous text, but ...
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Alignment in custom description environment

I have to list the hardware of a computer, and I'd like to use the description environment from the enumitem package. I have several problems of alignment as you can see on the picture. I want the ...
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Description with labels at the margin

I am working on a "book" class, which means that the margins are on the right for odd pages and on the left for even pages. My goal would be to write a description list in which the labels are ...
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Defining an 'optional' description list environment

I'm trying to create a variant of the description environment that coerces any present description to be on the next line. I can't seem to get the vertical spacing right when there's no description ...
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\setlabelphantom for whole document

I am having a document with several descriptions. Some of the labels are too long for the default length, so I use \setlabelphantom{word} for setting this to a custom length. Does anyone of you know ...
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Beamer Overlay for the “description” of the “item label”

\documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Warsaw} \usecolortheme{crane} \setbeamercolor{frametitle}{bg=gray!10!white} \usefonttheme{professionalfonts} %\setbeamertemplate{headline}{} %remove navigation \...
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Description item label overflows through block [duplicate]

\documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Copenhagen} \begin{document} \begin{frame}{Proton Pump Inhibitor use and the Risk of Chronic Kidney Disease } \framesubtitle{Benjamin Lazarus et al, in JAMA Intern Med....
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Auto-generate label and index for description environment

\begin{description} \item [\textsc{abandon}\label{abandon}\index{abandon}] \textit{verb} desert, leave behind \end{description Is it possible to automate the above process in such a way that the ...
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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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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 use hyperref hyperlinks inside of description list keys?

I already asked a related question, How can I label / reference description items that contain macros by name? Now I am having difficulty compiling description lists using hyperref's hyperlinks. ...
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Indentation issue of an itemize/enumerate environment in a description environment

I have an itemize environment in a description environment that gives more indentation for the first item. \documentclass[12pt]{article} \begin{document} \section{Acronym rules} \begin{...
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Why is escaped # breaking my command?

I have created the following two commands: \newcommand{\termExplanation}[1]{\item[#1]\label{#1}} \newcommand{\newTerm}[1]{\hyperref[#1]{\emph{#1}}} In my text, I use \newTerm{Term 3}, and somewhere ...
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Use preamble to put all descriptions in a tcolorbox

I want to style all my \begin{description} elements with a \begin{tcolorbox}. As my code is autogenerated from pandoc, I do not want to edit the .tex code within the body of the document. How do I add ...
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Typesetting of descriptions: beamer-style VS latex-style?

I wonder of there is a consensus among people knowledgeable in typesetting rules as to the circumstances in which Beamer-style descriptions, or default LaTeX-style descriptions, should be favored. I ...
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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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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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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 glossary-...
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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} \usepackage{...
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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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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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How can i use a different beamer template for nested descriptions

How can I use a different description item beamer template for nested descriptions? I have a certain kind of descriptions, call them funnys, which may appear nested on slides, and may be nested ...
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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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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 second,...
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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: \documentclass[paper=a4,bibliography=totoc,listof=...
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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} \begin{...
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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 ...