When I write


sublime text does not auto complete it to

\begin{enumerate} \item \end{enumerate} 

like I would expect. Is there a way to achieve this?

2 Answers 2


If you type enum and press Tab you will get this:

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Similarly type item and press Tab to get

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To put a new \item press Shift + Enter at the end of line

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For a quick view of these short cuts Press Tools and then Snippets (Cntrl+L, Cntrl+S) to get

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  • Your answer is much better than mine... I had no idea about that shortcut! Thank you! :-)
    – darthbith
    Commented Jan 13, 2015 at 12:57
  • Are you not using WinEdt as your editor anymore? Commented Jan 13, 2015 at 13:25
  • @karlkoeller I do but reduced the usage as I started learning other editors (mainly emacs). But winedt always when on windoze!. :)
    – user11232
    Commented Jan 13, 2015 at 13:27

Type begin (without the \), then push TAB. This will complete the environment so you will see



and the cursor will be highlighting both envs. You can then type enumerate, which will fill enumerate into both env spots, and add an item in the middle:


Unfortunately, it seems there is a bug that the \ before item is not added automatically. The same works for itemize.

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