{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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How can I make an enumerate list start at something other than 1?

Sometimes, I want to have enumerate lists in LaTeX start at other than the first value (1, a, i, etc.) How can I make an enumerate list start at an arbitrary value?
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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 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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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: ...
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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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itemize, removing natural indent

When you itemize items you usually have the entire list indented. This is expected when you have a title or description of what you are listing. I want to itemize but not have the natural indent. 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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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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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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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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How to change the space between the itemize “items” in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vertical space in lists How to change the space between the itemize "items" in LaTeX so that I can continue to use the "itemize" and "item" tag without needing to ...
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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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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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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 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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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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Remove space around bullet points in itemized or enumerated list

How can I reduce the amount of space around items in an itemized or enumerated list? I would like to reduce the vertical space between items, the space to the left of the bullet, and the space ...
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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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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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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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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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Itemize without bullets

I want to use the itemize environment exactly as it works by default, but hide the bullets that would otherwise appear. Is there an easy way to do this?
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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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Change bullet style / formatting in Beamer

I like the Boadilla layout for Beamer presentations, but I find its enumerate bullet points illegible, as illustrated below (from the Beamer Theme Matrix). How can I change the formatting of the ...
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Count and use the number of items in advance

When writing LaTeX code, I often successively make changes like adding or removing items. I'd like to have TeX count and update the number of items in the list automatically, as in There are ...
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Can one replace bullet points with graphics?

Is it possible to replace bullet points in an itemize environment with graphics? I can find answers about replacing bullet points with other symbols, but in all the examples I can find, these symbols ...
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List with several types of items

How can one create a list with different types of items ? I am using the package enumitem, which is great for defining items and referring to them, but it seems to allow only one type of item. I have ...
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Comma-separated list environment

This question is somewhat of a follow up to an answer to a previous question (http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/11587/13522). I would like to create a list environment (similar to itemize and enumerate) ...
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Escaping square braces

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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How to change the nested itemize bullet characters?

When creating a nested itemize environment in LaTeX as follows: \begin{itemize} \item one \dots{} \begin{itemize} \item Language Models \item Vector Space Models ...
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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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How can I change the order of an alphabetic enumeration?

For instance, in Welsh the alphabet starts a, b, c, ch, d, dd, etc. Is there a way to automatically alter the ordering of lists to match this?
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How do I insert names into birthday invitations automatically?

I am trying to create a LaTex document that will allow me to write the text of the birthday invitations once with the formatting I desire, and then have Latex automatically fill in the recipient's ...
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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 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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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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Insert image and list inside a table

I am trying to add both an image and list inside a table but I face various problems. As shown in the picture, the image is above the first horizontal line and also the lists are not properly ...
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beamer: change individual bullet color for pros and cons list

Is there a "nice" way to change the color of individual bullet points? For example imagine a list like this: \begin{itemize} \item A \begin{itemize} \item pro 1 \item con 1 \item pro ...
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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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Using lower-case roman numerals in enumerate lists

when I use \begin{enumerate}[I] \item ... I get I II how I can get i ii ? I try with \renewcommand{\theenumi}{\roman{enumi}} \renewcommand{\labelenumi}{\theenumi} in the begin of ...
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Piecewise highlighting in beamer presentation

I would like to do the following with beamer: All items of an itemize environment should be displayed in gray. The current item should be highlighted in black while all others remain grayed out, but ...
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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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Formatting FAQ lists in LaTeX

I want to format a list of "Question + Answer" pairs in a TeX-document. In HTML I use the <dl> command: http://www.w3.org/TR/html401/struct/lists.html, e.g.: <dl> ...
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Beamer: double uncover hides instead of watermarks

When I make a presentation with nested enumerations where each enumeration needs to be animated, the inner enumeration is completely hidden from the slide until its parent becomes visible, while the ...
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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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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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Nested enumeration numbering

I write homework assignments in LaTex and the assignments are always divided into subparts (i.e. Problem 1 is divided into 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, ...). Currently what I do is I have nested enumerations, but ...
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How to make horizontal lists?

This might seem like a very simple question, but what is the easiest way to turn a normal vertical list into a horizontal one?
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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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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 ...