# Fixed horizontal spacing in itemize environment

How can I put space after Itemmmmmmm: etc. I want to write

First Itemmmmmmm:     Value
Second Itemmmm:       Value
third Itemmmmmmmmm:   Value


Currently, I'm getting

   \documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}[noitemsep,topsep=0pt,parsep=0pt,partopsep=0pt]
\item First Itemmmmmmm:  Value
\item Second Itemmmm: Value
\item third Itemmmmmmmmm: Value
\end{itemize}

\end{document}


\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}

\noindent\hspace{5cm}X

\begin{itemize}[noitemsep,topsep=0pt,parsep=0pt,partopsep=0pt,labelwidth=5cm,align=left,itemindent=5cm]
\item[First Itemttttttttt]:  Value
\item[Second Itemtt]: Value
\end{itemize}
\end{document}

• +1 for recommending a competing package. ;-) – egreg Sep 6 '13 at 13:02

Use the optional argument to \item to replace the bullet symbol with your text.

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}[noitemsep,topsep=0pt,parsep=0pt,partopsep=0pt]
\item[First Itemttttttttt:]  Value
\item[Second Itemtt:] Value
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


• Thank you but I wanted First Itemttttttttt: Value Second Itemtt : Value – user31177 Sep 6 '13 at 9:42
• @user31177 if I understand you correctly, you want to force a space in there - is that right? – Chris H Sep 6 '13 at 9:46
• @user31177 --- you might be better off with a tabular environment in that case. – Ian Thompson Sep 6 '13 at 9:48

Would using a table be an option?

\begin{tabular}{lcl}
First Itemtttttttttt & : & Value \\
Second Itemtt & : & Value
\end{tabular}


Math mode could also help you, though it is a rather crude solution.

\usepackage{amsmath}

\begin{align*}
& First Itemtttttttttt & : & Value \\
& Second Item & : & Value
\end{align*}


If you just want some empty space, you could try:

\begin{itemize}
\item[Itemtttttt:] Value

You can always replace the \quad with other spacing commands (\,, \:, \;) to get an amount of space that suits you, but you'll never get perfect alignment by padding in a proportional font.