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    \item A
    \item B
    \item C

I wish to change the indentation of item C. The closest result I achieved was by using \item \hspace{-4em}C. Obviously the number 3 has also to be moved to the left.
Screenshot of \hspace{-4em}

I also read about leftmargin in conjunction with itemize. Unfortunately, it does

a) not work with enumerate: \begin{enumerate}[leftmargin=-.5in] ("Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.")

b) and I don't see a way of assigning it to specific items. \item[leftmargin=-.5in] gives weird results.

@Steven B. Segletes' (now deleted) answer: I am actually using Beamer and a custom theme (this one). It seems that overridden styles are not taken into consideration with your code:

1 Answer 1


It is not clear to me why you would want to this, but anyway one technique is to adjust \itemindent. This will only work for the first line.

Sample output





  \item A
  \item B
  \myitem{2cm} C
  \item D

  \item \lipsum[1]
  \item \lipsum[2]
  \myitem{2cm} \lipsum[3]
  \item \lipsum[4]


In response to your first comment, the technique from the other question does work for enumerate, but as for itemize you have to load the enumitem package.


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