# Remove indentation on description list

Ok, I looked at some answers, and they suggest to use the package enumitem and the option [leftmargin=*].

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}
\section{Foo}
\subsection{Bar}
\subsection{Foobar}
\paragraph{Fubar}
\begin{description}[leftmargin=*]
\item[First Item] The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
\item[Second Item] The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
\end{description}
\end{document}


But this does not completely remove the indentation. Here's the result (notice the space before "fox").

On the other hand, leftmargin=0cm works, but I'm afraid it's not the same thing.

If the whole list is indented, I want the wrapped text to indent under at the start of the label, not at the left margin of the page.

I'm using a fresh installation of the latest MikTex (21 Oct 2014) x64, together with the latest TexStudio (2.8.6) on Windows 7 SP1 x64.

• Welcome to TeX.SX! What do you mean by "it's not the same thing?". You should adapt your example code in order to show a situation where your whole list is indented. – LaRiFaRi Nov 10 '14 at 13:58
• @LaRiFaRi I'm not sure it's the same thing, it's just something I tried. I'm sure you can find/encounter a situation where the whole list is indented. – Agostino Nov 10 '14 at 14:08
• leftmargin=0cm is the answer – egreg Nov 10 '14 at 14:09
• As far as I know, the \leftmargin dimension is always relative to an existing indentation – user31729 Nov 10 '14 at 14:09
• @ChristianHupfer Thanks, I'd upvote your comment if I had the rep – Agostino Nov 10 '14 at 14:12

Use \leftmargin=0pt to shift the indentation to the left boundary, this works in multiply nested lists.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}
\section{Foo}
\subsection{Bar}
\subsection{Foobar}
\paragraph{Fubar}
\begin{itemize}
\item
\begin{description}[leftmargin=0pt]
\item[First Item] The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
\item[Second Item] The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
\end{description}
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


• you don't need environment itemize, nor that extra \item. It's enough to replace [leftmargin=*] with [leftmargin=0pt]. – RicoRally Nov 10 '14 at 14:13
• @RicoRally: It was just an example to show that the text of the inner list is aligned correctly nevertheless! – user31729 Nov 10 '14 at 14:15
• Upvoting, anyway. :) I thought it could be even more useful. – RicoRally Nov 10 '14 at 14:16
• BTW any idea why the paragraph "bold" looks smaller than the bold of the description items? – Agostino Nov 10 '14 at 14:22
• @Agostino: I should have a look on the standard paragraph fontsize... – user31729 Nov 10 '14 at 14:27

You can also use [wide=0\parindent]:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}
\section{Foo}
\subsection{Bar}
\subsection{Foobar}
\paragraph{Fubar}
\begin{description}[wide=0\parindent]
\item[First Item] The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
\item[Second Item] The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumps over the lazy dog.
\end{description}
\end{document}


• What's the difference? – Agostino Nov 10 '14 at 14:21
• @Agostino It is another method. Take it that way. – user11232 Nov 10 '14 at 14:22