Adding a new line after enumerate/itemize?

Right now every time i end an enumerate/itemize i add the following: \\ To obtain a line break. Is there any way to do this only once and not have to keep repeating it??

• Welcome to the site! A new line should begin at the end of a enumerate/itemize environment by default. Can you show us some complete but minimal code that shows the problem? You can edit this into your question. – Paul Gessler Jan 13 '15 at 20:58
• You should almost never need to use \\  in a document other than to end a table row, hard to say what markuo to use without an example document. – David Carlisle Jan 13 '15 at 21:03
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• Thanks everyone for your help. Everyone's so nice it's rather weird :P – Moody Jan 13 '15 at 21:23
• @Moody WE COULD BE RUDE AND SHOUT AT YOU IF YOU PREFER – David Carlisle Jan 13 '15 at 21:29

Load the package enumitem and add the following lines to your preamble

\setlist[enumerate]{after={\bigskip}}
\setlist[itemize]{after={\bigskip}}


MWE

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\setlist[enumerate]{after={\bigskip}}
\setlist[itemize]{after={\bigskip}}

\begin{document}

\begin{itemize}
\item aaa
\item bbb
\end{itemize}
Some text

\begin{enumerate}
\item aaa
\item bbb
\end{enumerate}
Some text

\end{document}


Output

• ah and meanwhile I added an answer I wonder if I should delete mine now or leave it since it's marginally different:-) +1 anyway:-) – David Carlisle Jan 13 '15 at 21:20
• @Moody Glad to help, but to say thanks over here, we accept answers to mark the question as solved. See How do you accept an answer?. So accept either mine or David's answer (the one that you think helped you most) :-) – karlkoeller Jan 14 '15 at 17:40

You should avoid using \\in documents.the space around a list is \topsep most easily set using the enumitem package:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{enumitem}
\setlist[enumerate]{topsep=1cm}

\begin{document}

aaaa
\begin{enumerate}
\item zzzzz
\item zzzzz
\item zzzzz
\end{enumerate}
aaaaaa

\end{document}

• What about if i want to add a new line? Should i still not use \\? – Moody Jan 13 '15 at 21:26
• 9999 times out of 10, when people add \\  to force a line break it would be better if they used some different markup (such as a blank line). but without an example of where you are using this it is hard to say. – David Carlisle Jan 13 '15 at 21:27
• I use it usually like this: \item Title\\ paragraph \item Title 2\\ paragraph 2 – Moody Jan 13 '15 at 21:36
• You can use backticks  to show inline code:-) If it is an item title it should be better marked up as such, possibly with \item[title] paragraph using a suitable list environment such as description or a custom list. As well as making the source file clearer it will give better output, in particular control (suppression) of page break between the title and paragraph – David Carlisle Jan 13 '15 at 21:53
• Anyway, modifying topsep` you are modifying also the spacing before the list and this was not requested by the OP... – karlkoeller Jan 14 '15 at 11:27