# Struggling with rotate and itemize

as the title suggest, I encountering some trouble with the association of the package rotating and the use of itemize :

I would like to have my text rotated right next to my list but this code :

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[francais]{babel}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{graphicx,multicol}
\usepackage{lmodern,marvosym}
\usepackage{mathdesign}
\usepackage{rotating}

\begin{document}

\begin{center}
{\fontfamily{ptm} \Huge Les 5 commandements}
\end{center}

\noindent
\begin{multicols}{2}
\begin{minipage}[b]{0.001em}
\begin{turn}{90}
Objectifs
\end{turn}
\end{minipage}

\columnbreak
\noindent

\begin{minipage}{10em}
\begin{itemize}
\item Blabla
\item Blabla
\end{itemize}
\end{minipage}

\end{multicols}

\end{document}

produces that result (updated !) :

Whereas I would like it to look as that one (the rotated one) :

How could I stick the list to the rotated text ? Thank you !

• You can not keep an empty line between the minipages otherwise you will get a new paragraph. – Sigur Sep 27 '14 at 19:42
• Try this: \noindent\begin{minipage}[b]{1em}\hfill \begin{turn}{90}Objectifs \end{turn} \end{minipage} \begin{minipage}[b]{0.925\textwidth} \noindent\begin{itemize} \item Blabla \item Blabla \end{itemize} \end{minipage} – Sigur Sep 27 '14 at 19:46
• We are looking better but still not what I look for ! – Le Duc Banal Sep 27 '14 at 20:18
• note that rotating package turn environment is just a thin wrapper around the standard \rotatebox command, for compatibility with documents written with the 1980's rotating package for latex2.09. It works Ok but there's not a lot of need to use it this century:-) – David Carlisle Sep 28 '14 at 9:19

The horizontal space is due to the itemize. If you use a normal paragraph you'll see that the space is smaller.

\noindent\rotatebox[origin=bl]{90}{Objectifs}
\begin{minipage}[b]{.7\linewidth}
\begin{itemize}
\item \lipsum[1]
\item Blabla
\end{itemize}
\end{minipage}

\bigskip

\noindent\rotatebox[origin=bl]{90}{Objectifs}
\begin{minipage}[b]{.7\linewidth}
\lipsum[1]
\end{minipage}

Changing the anchor for rotating and the base point for minipage produces a better view, with the rotated text aligned to the top.

\noindent\rotatebox[origin=tr]{90}{Objectifs}
\begin{minipage}[t]{.7\linewidth}
\lipsum[1]
\end{minipage}