{lists} is about list environments. If your question deals with a specific list environment, add the respective tag, if existing, such as {itemize}, {enumerate}, or {description}. A popular package is {enumitem}. For registers like a "List of figures", use {table-of-contents} instead.

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Resuming a list

I'd like to be able to resume an enumerated list, continuing the old numbering, after some intervening text which should not be formatted like a list item. Is there a nice way to do this? In ...
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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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multicolumn long table or enumeration

I would like to generate a multi-column table that wraps within columns of the document, and splits across pages. There are a couple of similar questions here How do I create a really long table in ...
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What are the differences between using paralist vs. enumitem

I am looking for advice on which of these packages to use? Under what circumstances would paralist be preferred over enumitem?
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Box around a few items in an itemize environment

I'm using beamer and want to call out a few items in a list by drawing a box around them, and, ideally, having a small comment appear next to the box, like this:
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Aligning enumerate labels to top of image?

I asked a question a while ago about vertically aligning enumerate labels to the top of table. Now I am having the same problem, but with images. Since my problem was solved in my previous thread, I ...
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How to write a perfect equation parameters description?

A symbols or parameters description is shown below, however, the = and the details of parameter are not aligned. I want to make a parameters list for a equation like this, in which symbols, = and ...
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Definitive guide to trivlists

I create a lot of theorem-like environments, and I'm usually happy to employ a package (such as ntheorem, amsthm, etc) to do the work for me. After studying the ntheorem documentation, and reading ...
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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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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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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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Modifying labels on some enumerated items

In an enumerate environment, I want a few (not all) of the items to have asterisks which appear before the number (I don't feel strongly about whether the number or the asterisk is horizontally ...
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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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Trouble combining enumitem and beamer

I have trouble combining two things for a set of slides: Adjust item separation globally Use default overlays of lists locally (parameter [<+->]) I use enumitem for 1. but it seems to ...
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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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Horizontal enumeration in multiple columns

Consider the following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \setlength{\parindent}{0mm} \usepackage{paralist} \usepackage{tabto} \begin{document} \NumTabs{3} \begin{inparaenum} \item text ...
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Enumerate with Properties

How can I easily customize the \enumerate environment so that, instead of each line being numbered 1., 2., etc., they are numbered Property 1., Property 2., etc.?
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Does enumitem conflict with beamer for lists?

I am using the enumitem package in a beamer presentation. When I added a usepackage directive for it, the bullets in front of itemize lists disappeared. I tried restoring them by using ...
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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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How to make enumerate items align at left margin?

I would like to have my lists to have no indent for the top level, i.e. having the same left margin as the surrounding paragraph, with just enough space for the widest label to fit: Paragraph text ...
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Suggestions for transitioning from paralist to enumitem package

Based on the suggestions on What are the differences between using paralist vs. enumitem, I am transitioning from using paralist to enumitem and have encountered a few issues. There are a few places ...
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Will it ever be possible to use wrapfig with an enumerate or itemize environment?

wrapfig is incompatible with the enumerate and itemize environments. Is there a typographical reason not to wrap a list around a figure or is it a technical limitation of LaTeX? If it is a technical ...
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Enumerate/itemize without margins in table cell best practice

I want to use an itemize or enumerate list inside a table cell. For this there should be no margin around the list. My question is, what is best practice to do this? I found different solutions for ...
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How to suppress vertical space between theorem heads and enumitem environments?

How can I suppress vertical space between a theorem head and an enumitem environment? I would like the output to look like version 3 below, but I hope there is an automatical solution without ~ and ...
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Enclose an entry in an enumerate list in parentheses

I'd like to enclose one entry of an enumerate list in parentheses, with the opening parenthesis appearing before the index number. I can do this manually by using \item[(3.] Item text), but this ...
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Too much whitespace before lists when changing the \parskip length

I have the following in my preamble: \addtolength{\parskip}{\baselineskip} \setlength{\parindent}{0 pt} Now there is too much whitespace before an enumerate list environment, in the example I have ...
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How can I align section titles and list environments in the left margin?

I was wondering if you could help me with some alignment issues. I've search both here and Google but haven't really found a decent solution. This is what I have (LaTeX default): 1 First section ...
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Itemize with a dash “-” intstead of a bullet

If I use \begin{itemize} \item asdasd \item dsfsdf \end{itemize} the items are with a bullet, but how can I itemize these two with a "-" (a dash / a hyphen / a small line)?
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How should I draw a singly/double linked list?

I need to draw some singly and double linked lists for a CS paper and I don't know what package should I use. As far as I've searched over the Internet I can't seem to find a good one. Maybe TiKZ/PGF? ...
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Description list with aligned descriptions

This forum thread is exactly what I'm looking for. I want my description environment to produce this: Label is long text lab2 blalballalaa label3 possible second rule label ...
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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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enumerate in multicols

The following image illustrates what am looking for: Essentially I want the numbering to occur as shown above but using the multicol and enumitem package. But when I try it by using the following ...
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Using indentation to automatically begin and end itemize environments

This is a question one might answer with "Why the hell would you want to do it?!", sort of an experiment. What I am looking for is a way to write lists with many levels of nestings (notes for school) ...
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Something like \enumerate, but with custom numbers at each \item

I'm doing homework from a particular book, and each question is numbered after the page number and the question number. For example 52.2, 52.9, 53.13, etc. (Note that they are not sequential.) How do ...
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How to include enumerate in tabular?

I would like to have text in one column table with multiple rows, but I need to include an enumerate in one cell. I get errors and read on the Internet the problem is in combining environments with ...
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How to prevent a page break before an itemize list?

It is not nice to have a page break right after the colon and have the list start on a new page: And here, finally, is the list of mission-critical items: \begin{itemize} ... \end{itemize} How can ...
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Enumerate alignment problem in theorem environment

I'm using amsart. When I create an enumeration inside a theorem environment, the numbering is not aligned properly: Theorem 14. (1) (2) (3) (4) How do I shift the (2),(3),... to be aligned with ...
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Tabbing inside itemize (or itemize inside tabbing)

How can I combine the tabbing and itemize environments so that I'll have a list in which I can use tabstops? - It would be nice foo bar - If I could get this working baz quuz I ...
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A list inside a table

I'm using this simple code to align date ranges on a CV: \section{I'm pretty cool}\begin{tabular}{l l} 2009--present & company 1 \\ 2011--2012 & company 2 \end{tabular} Now this looks like ...
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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 to split and align equations when they are inside an enumerate environment?

How to make the first line of aligned equations sit in the same baseline as the bullet and make the equation left justified? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} ...
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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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Alignment of item number in list containing a minipage

I would like to have the list number at the beginning of the item, and not centered as is the case for item (b) the example below. If I comment out the \usepackage{nccmath}, I get this, but then the ...
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Is there a picture showing all the lengths used in lists?

I want to adjust the length parameters in a list (happens to be to make it more condensed, but that's not relevant). I do this infrequently enough that I don't remember all the lengths that are ...
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How do I change the `enumerate` list format to use letters instead of the default Arabic numerals?

I've seen documentation whereby an \alph command is put around the \begin{enumerate} somewhere, but I'm not entirely sure how that operates...
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Best way to part answers from solutions?

Now, if anyone could change the title into something better that would be great =) I am writing a rather long document, which contains plenty of integrals. I have a big list of integrals sorted in a ...
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Global setting of spacing between items in itemize environment for beamer

I'd like to modify the spacing between items in the itemize environment. This post shows how to modify a specific itemize environment (\addtolength{\itemsep}{0.5\baselineskip}). However, I'd like to ...
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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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How to Continue Enumerate Across Columns in Beamer

I am trying to create two columns of a single enumerated list on a single frame in beamer. How do I go about getting the enumeration to continue from one column to the next?
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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 ...