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How do I create a list/table where the item names (first column) occurs inside the page margin (outside the usual area where text would be located) and is right aligned?

Example of desired behaviour:

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I have read the documentation for enumitem, but can't see an appropriate command for the style argument.

  • does tex.stackexchange.com/questions/33334/… help? – Nico Boni Nov 26 '13 at 9:00
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    so you should really add a minimal working example (MWE) – Nico Boni Nov 26 '13 at 9:13
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    To be honest I don't think a MWE is necessary here. The picture should be enough. – Vivi Nov 26 '13 at 9:16
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    @Vivi in the linked answer the list is inside the margin, since the OP says he still want the text inside the margin, I assume there are some differences with respect to the liked qeustion. Otherwise this is a duplicate. – Nico Boni Nov 26 '13 at 9:17
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    You are free to believe whatever you like, don't worry. However, this would not have happened if you had posted a MWE in the first place. My impression was the the picture showed a faulty behavior and you wanted to move the description inside the margin. – Nico Boni Nov 26 '13 at 9:51
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This will work only for short labels.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{enumitem,showframe}

\SetLabelAlign{parright}{\parbox{\labelwidth}{\makebox[0pt][r]{#1\hspace{1em}}}}

\newlist{mydescription}{description}{1}
\setlist[mydescription,1]{style=multiline,topsep=10pt,leftmargin=*,labelsep=0pt,font=\color{blue}\normalfont,%
    align=parright}

\begin{document}

\section{Experience}
\begin{mydescription}
  \item[hyperref] Some dummy text here to fill the space. Some dummy text here to fill the space. Some dummy text here to fill the space.Some dummy text here to fill the space.
  \item[showkeys - keys] Software Developer  
\end{mydescription}

\end{document}

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