# how to align multiple lines on same indent without enumeration?

I want a similar effect as desired in the question How to align multiple lines on same indent?. But I don't want the enumeration or bullet point list. I want only more indentation for some lines like the following:

some text some text some text
some text some text some text
some indented text some indented text some indented text
some indented text some indented text some indented text
some more indented text some more indented text
some more indented text some more indented text
some text some text some text
some text some text some text
some indented text some indented text some indented text
some indented text some indented text some indented text
some more indented text some more indented text
some more indented text some more indented text
some indented text some indented text some indented text
some indented text some indented text some indented text
some text some text some text
some text some text some text


I can do it manually by inserting additional white-space characters. But it is not a LaTex style solution. I am looking for such a solution.

Here is a solution using the enumitem package where I had used an empty label, and set the leftmargin of the top level list as 0pt:

## Code:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{showframe}
\newlist{MyIndentedList}{itemize}{4}
\setlist[MyIndentedList,1]{%
label={},
noitemsep,
leftmargin=0pt,
}
\setlist[MyIndentedList]{%
label={},
noitemsep,
}

\begin{document}
\begin{MyIndentedList}
\item some text some text some text
\item some text some text some text
\begin{MyIndentedList}
\item some indented text some indented text some indented text
\item some indented text some indented text some indented text
\begin{MyIndentedList}
\item some more indented text some more indented text
\item some more indented text some more indented text
\end{MyIndentedList}
\end{MyIndentedList}
\item some text some text some text
\item some text some text some text
\begin{MyIndentedList}
\item some indented text some indented text some indented text
\item some indented text some indented text some indented text
\begin{MyIndentedList}
\item some more indented text some more indented text
\item some more indented text some more indented text
\end{MyIndentedList}
\item some indented text some indented text some indented text
\item some indented text some indented text some indented text
\end{MyIndentedList}
\item some text some text some text
\item some text some text some text
\end{MyIndentedList}
\end{document}

• Thanks. I didn't know lists can be used in this way. :) Jul 16 '14 at 7:08
• I got the error ! Undefined control sequence. <recently read> \newlist  l.4 \newlist  {MyIndentedList}{itemize}{4} ?  ! LaTeX Error: Missing \begin{document}. Jul 16 '14 at 7:58
• @TemPora You have an outdated TeX system; I can go back to TeX Live 2010 and \newlist exists in enumitem. Jul 16 '14 at 10:12
• @egreg Thanks. I tried with latest Tex online and it worked. Jul 16 '14 at 17:28
• 100k !!! sorry I missed it Jul 24 '14 at 10:04

As mentioned in the comments, you could use the tabbing package:

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\begin{tabbing}
\hspace{30pt}\=\hspace{30pt}\=\kill
some text some text some text \\
some text some text some text  \\
\> some indented text some indented text some indented text \\
\> some indented text some indented text some indented text \\
\>  \> some more indented text some more indented text  \\
\>  \> some more indented text some more indented text  \\
some text some text some text \\
some text some text some text  \\
\> some indented text some indented text some indented text \\
\> some indented text some indented text some indented text \\
\>  \> some more indented text some more indented text  \\
\>  \> some more indented text some more indented text
\end{tabbing}
\end{document}


Which then will look like this:

You can control the width of the tabs with the \hspace

• It works (at least in beamer). What is the package behind this? Is it actually called tabbing package? When I add \usepackage{tabbing}, I get tabbing.sty not found error. Jun 17 '20 at 5:07