# Changing the itemize label causes an error

I need to change the itemize symbols. Firstly I tried this:

\renewcommand{\labelitemi}{\cdot}


• I'm curious to know what actually triggered the error. This \renewcommand works fine for me in a simple latex file. – Dan Nov 29 '13 at 19:24

Since \cdot is a math symbol, you have to say

\renewcommand{\labelitemi}{$\cdot$}


Or you can do

\usepackage{textcomp}


and then you can have

\renewcommand{\labelitemi}{\textperiodcentered}

• Textcomp completely solves the problem, thank you! – kvaleev Nov 29 '13 at 11:27