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Vertical space in lists

What is the best way to globally change the amount of vertical space between items in list environments?
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How to enumerate equations?

I want to enumerate equations in the following way: An equation is in the same line as the bullet sign. All equations are align to the left. The number of an equation is align to the right. Any ...
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Using the itemize environment inside a caption

The following code does not compile. However, if I remove the itemize environment it does. I googled for this problem, and found suggestions that using the caption package would solve the problem, ...
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Including an itemized list within a tabular column using the paralist package

The paralist package offers the option of typesetting an itemized list with a \topsep length of zero, and this is especially useful in a tabular setting. However, the following minimal example does ...
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How can I shift an {itemize} list to the right?

I am making an {itemize} list whose labels are so wide that they stick into the left margin: \begin{itemize} \item[(MPT1)]... \item[(MPT2)]... \item[(MPT3)]... \end{itemize} How can I shift ...
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How to define a list with custom symbols?

I'd like to define a list like the following: The nearest I found while googling was this: \begin{itemize} \item[-] foo \item[*] bar \end{itemize} But how can I now use a cross or a check ...
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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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How to tab the whole subitem?

I'm typing up a document that requires subitems (ex: 1. a), b), etc.). I have been able to do this by using \subitem but what really bugs me is that only this first line of the subitem has a indent ...
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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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Starting an enumerate of an enumerate on next line?

What I'm trying to do is to make my enumerates look like this a) i) answer ii) answer b) answer Currently, I'm using \begin{enumerate} \item \hfill \\ \begin{enumerate}[a)] \item ...
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Vertical alignment of align* in enumerate

Related (but not the same): Align number from enumerate with equation Displaying an equation in a list Earlier today I asked a question about aligning equations in an enumerate environment ...
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Align number from enumerate with equation

I'm trying to have an equation as the first line of one of my items in an enumerate environment. Example: \begin{enumerate} \item \[ x \] \end{enumerate} I want the $x$ to have the same ...
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Of parallel texts, lists and display equations

In previous question concerned about taking notes while reading journal articles, I received an excellent answer proposing the use of parallel, parcolumns, and ledpar packages. However, I have the ...
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Referencing a nested list item by only its most immediate bullet

I'd like to be able to reference a nested enumerated list item only by its inner-most identifying character. \begin{enumerate}[(1)] \item \begin{enumerate}[(a)] \item \label{mylabel} Referenced ...
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tree list in a table

I would like to put a tree list into a table environment. Smth. like: +--------------------------+---------------------------+-------------+ | Heading 1 | Heading 2 | ...
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Reduce size of \bullet character in lists

Example for a list using mdwlist: \begin{itemize*} \item First \item Second \end{itemize*} The bullet symbol for the first level can be redefined with: \renewcommand{\labelitemi}{$\bullet$} It ...
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Line spacing with mixed font sizes in itemize environment

I'd like to mix in footnote-sized text with normal-sized text in beamer. The problem is that when I use \footnotesize the line spacing still corresponds to \normalsize spacing. Here's a minimal sample ...
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How do I make a list start at the same level than the text surrounding it (Without extra left space)?

I want my list to begin straight at the left side of my page, without the usual space to the left (which is about the length of a paragraph tabulation). I tried setting parameters from inside the list ...
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Change the color of numberings in inline itemization

\begin{inparaenum}[1)] \item number one item \item number two item \item number three item \end{inparaenum} Is it possible to change the color of the number, When I use ...
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Enumerate \item with a decimal value

I'm using enumerate to create an outline that already exists. (As in, I'm copying an existing list, and I get no say in the numbers that are already picked.) My problem is that occasionally the ...
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Good method for typesetting meeting minutes?

Can anyone suggest a good way of formatting minutes from business meetings? [Update:] I'm particularly looking for an easy way to have an 'action items' column at the right side, and possibly a ...
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having bracket in front of an item

I want to have an enumerate item which is surrounded by brackets. Something like this [Initialization] but surrounding text with [ and ] makes it center aligned.
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Eliminate space at end of list in a table

I have a tabular environment, created with array loaded and using m columns, the cells of which mostly contain lists. In cells with a list, there is about 1em of dead space at the end of the list ...
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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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Escaping square braces [closed]

I want to use some text as the optional parameter to some command. The text includes square braces ([ and ]), but since the optional parameter goes within square brackets, unexpected things happen. ...
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Preventing itemize environment to insert initial vertical space

I'm using itemize and tables like the following \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{>{\ttfamily}llX} \toprule \textbf{\rmfamily Operator} & \textbf{Typen} & \textbf{Regel} \\ \midrule = & ...
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Reduce space between enumerated items

Background A book with lots of images. All of the images are set to "here definitely" (as they must come after the text that introduces them). Problem The list types (enumerated and bullet) have ...
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Paragraph indentation in a list

I'm trying to use LaTeX to produce my homework assignments. They're in the form of answering a question sheet, so the answers are formatted in a similar way to the questions, i.e. (a) foo (b) foo ...
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Tabbing with automatic line breaks

I want to format text like this: a) Bla bla bla bla lbal bla blablalakasdfdl sdlf sdfl blablalbalasldkfsdflksdf b) b;sdfdfgldfgajs;dflsfsldfk s;dlfskfwopwerkrotkdfpgodfg osdofkdfgk ...
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Changing left margin in itemize environment of beamer class

I can't figure out how to line up the symbols of an itemize environment in beamer with the left part of the main text. In other words, I would like to supress the left margin in beamer itemize lists. ...
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amsmath align within list

In the code below, the equation within the itemize environment is too wide for the page, but I don't get an overfull hbox warning (which I find annoying because it's sometimes useful to know exactly ...
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Better way to make sidebars?

I am producing pages for a website using pdfTeX. My style is to use lots of bulleted lists and also lots of cutouts (sidebars such as many magazines use). I am using wrapfig.sty for the cutouts; the ...
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Why is the quote environment defined as a list?

In the standard LaTeX classes the quote and quotation environments are defined as lists. Is there a particular reason for this? After all they do not look like lists!
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How to get rid of vertical space before and behind the lists

I cannot get rid of the vertical space before and behind the lists. I have code like below: \begin{list}{-}{% \setlength{\itemsep}{0pt} \setlength{\parskip}{0pt} \setlength{\parsep}{0pt} } ...
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columns/alignment with itemize

I'm trying to make alignment points in a list environment. The following code gives me an error, but it almost compiles to what I want, just missing the bullet points. I must be misunderstanding ...
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Spread bullet points across block in slide using beamer

I'm using beamer to create some slides for a presentation. I've got a block containing a bulleted list. The list only has three items, and all three items are bunched up in a small block at the top of ...
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Customize line-spacing and indentation of a list in LyX

I am currently using a list with bullet-points; however, I think the lines are spaces too far apart and they're indented way too much. I don't see any way to correct this in LyX, however.
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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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Aligning an enumeration item to the top of a tikzpicture

I've drawn a tree using pgf/tikz and am trying to place it in an enumerated list. A snippet of my complete code is as follows: \subsection*{Problem 2} \begin{enumerate}[1)] \item Max heap \item ...
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Customizing itemize in beamer?

I have the following in the preamble : \setbeamercolor{enumerate item}{fg=red} \setbeamercolor{itemize item}{fg=red} \setbeamertemplate{itemize item}[triangle] ...
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beamer, how to explicitly call the “normal itemize icon”

I want to have beamer slides where the change between one slide and the next is that the standard itemize symbol is replaced by a tick or a cross. My first attempt: \begin{itemize} ...
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Which settings control the indentations of items in an enumeration?

I have a bunch of enumerates, which are nested quite deeply (in a document with bylaws, so I can't avoid the nesting). This results in the labels being pretty wide, with label text like "6. § ...
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\nameref : how to get counter's label value instead of section name

Hi I build a customer list environment with a counter, and I'd like to be able to reference the name the label associated with the counter. The code below produces an output similar to this: ...
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onlyitems? How to select specific items from an item list

I have the following setup, I have a file with some definitions, one of which is a list of items: \newcommand{\mylist}{ \item first item \item second item \item third item } I want to use \mylist ...
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How to make a list of unbreakable items?

In continuation of this question, I tried to make a list of items each consisting of unbreakable text. This can be done manually using minipage: \documentclass[10pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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aligning a multiline formula with the bullet of itemize

I would like to use a multiline equation into an itemized list, but such that the bullet of the list is aligned with the first line of my equation. The current code I use is like this: ...
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LaTeX: Align first table line with \item contents.

Consider this example: \begin{enumerate} \item Blablabla bla bla bla. \begin{tabular}{l} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet.\\ Consectetur adipiscing elit.\\ ...
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Why do TeX list items use two backslashes?

In TeX packages one finds definitions of lists as: \def\l{\\\alpha\\\beta\\\gamma} The one backslash is understandable, it represent the active character for the macro i.e, \gamma, but what do the ...
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Moving a framed environment to the left

I want to move the following remark environment, which nicely splits over pages :), towards the left so that it is not centered anymore. I have been unsuccessfully trying for a while: would you please ...
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Problem with enumerate package in beamer class

I use this in my personal .sty file to change the standard enumerate scheme (when I do homework it better matches the numbering scheme in texts/MSWord): \usepackage{enumerate} % Change enumerate ...