I want to make a simple document with some exercises and I need to make a list. What I expected is something like MS Word, with a tabulation at left. But I get this:


this is on LyX


this is on the PDF

I want to get something like this (with numbers and characters):


I mean when I put a list with numbers or bullets, they're aligned at left and not with some space (or tabulation) to be into the paragraph.

So, what I mean, how can I solve it?

I'm using the latest version of LyX and MiKTeX, and Windows (I guess it's the same for GNU/Linux).

  • I don't really understand your question. The first two images show the LyX input and PDF output. They match, so the output is "as expected". Now you mention that instead you want a list with bullets (in the picture), or is it numbers (in the text)? – Werner Nov 21 '14 at 17:44
  • I want to get the same align at left with numbers and bullets (the last image is from my Calculus profesor's excercises pdf). – user66636 Nov 21 '14 at 17:45
  • Now you're talking about alignment, while I was asking about the numbering of the items. Two completely different things. Do you know how to insert a bulleted list in LyX? – Werner Nov 21 '14 at 17:47
  • I think you don't really understand what I want. If I put a number list, I get a list which is not aligned as I want (last image, but with numbers instead of bullets). And the same thing happens when I use bullets. – user66636 Nov 21 '14 at 17:48
  • If I don't understand it, many others might also not. You should explain yourself better in the question. – Werner Nov 21 '14 at 17:49

The indentation you're referring to deals with the paragraphs rather than the list items themselves. This is standard for TeX - something MS Word does not do.

If you want to remove all of the regular paragraph indentations, then add \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} to you Document > Settings... > LaTeX Preamble. If you want to selectively remove the indentation of a specific paragraph, place your cursor in the paragraph and follow Edit > Paragraph Settings... and uncheck "Indent Paragraph":

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This would be equivalent to inserting \noindent in an ERT as part of the paragraph text.

  • Hi! Thank you for answering this question. I tried, but as I have by default the indentation for all the document, when I do that, it checks again itself, and it's kind of boring. By the way, with what you told me about before that, it works as well as I wanted at first time. Now, the document has the style I want. I'll try again, I promise. Thank you, Werner, for your help! – user66636 Nov 22 '14 at 8:16

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