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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 redefine any new tags?

marked as duplicate by TH., Martin Scharrer, Seamus, Alan Munn, Hendrik Vogt Mar 1 '11 at 13:41

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    Welcome to tex.sx! A suggestion: Change your username to something more telling than "user3906". – lockstep Mar 1 '11 at 10:17
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    This question contains a solution much more elegant than those listed in the duplicate. – deps_stats Apr 11 '18 at 3:55
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\itemsep is the length you'll want to change.

As an example:

\begin{itemize}
  \setlength\itemsep{1em}
  \item one
  \item two
  \item three
\end{itemize}
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    You use it like this: \begin{itemize} \itemsep0em \item one \item two \item three \end{itemize} – meep.meep Mar 1 '11 at 8:42
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    Or, you change it with \setlength or \addtolength. – PaulRein Mar 1 '11 at 8:44
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    Don't do that. Just use the enumitem package as described in the answer this question is a duplicate of. – TH. Mar 1 '11 at 10:42
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    How would I use \setlength to affect whole document? – 71GA Sep 11 '15 at 17:19
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    Please note that you can also use negative values \setlength\itemsep{-0.5em} – Martin Thoma Jan 3 '18 at 11:06

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