I am trying to do an enumerate in Latex that ends up in the following way:

  1. First Step.
    1. Second Step
    2. Third Step
  2. Fourth Step

I am trying to use \indent before an \item, but it doesn't work. Here is what I am trying to do in Latex:


\item start here

\indent \item continue here


How can I get this to work? Thank you very much!

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The package enumitem lets you achieve those kind of things. Here's your solution:


\item first item
    \item first nested item
    \item second nested item
 \item second item

And here's what you seem to be looking for regarding your comment:


\item first item
\item second item
{\setlength\itemindent{25pt} \item third item} 
\item fourth item

For more information, check the package documentation:


Also check out this question: Nested enumerate list style

And this one, too: https://stackoverflow.com/questions/2007627/latex-how-can-i-create-nested-lists-which-look-this-1-1-1-1-1-1-1-2-1-2

  • Is there a way to do it so the numbers of the outside loop are related to the ones in the inside loop? For example 1. 2. 3. (indented) 4. (indented) 5 – jean28 May 3 '14 at 22:56
  • I'm sure there is. Have you tried the documentation? – creimers May 4 '14 at 9:01
  • Ok, check the edited answer. Is that what you're looking for? – creimers May 4 '14 at 15:14
  • Yess!! That is exactly what I meant. Thank you very much! – jean28 May 5 '14 at 5:15

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