# Indenting inside enumerate in Latex

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:

\begin{enumerate}

\item start here

\indent \item continue here

\end{enumerate}


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:

\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{enumerate}
\item first item
\begin{enumerate}[label=\arabic*.]
\item first nested item
\item second nested item
\end{enumerate}
\item second item
\end{enumerate}


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

\usepackage{enumitem}

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


http://ctan.space-pro.be/tex-archive/macros/latex/contrib/enumitem/enumitem.pdf

Also check out this question: Nested enumerate list style

• 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