# Nested enumeration with enumitem package

I'm having trouble enumerating with the enumitem package.

While the command \item produces the enumeration, I cannot seem to do nasty enumeration.

For example:

1. .....

i. ii.  iii.


etc. I insert the command \begin{enumerate} \end{enumerate} but it does not compile and says that this command is not recognised. The \usepackage{enumerate} is loaded in the preamble, as well as the \usepackage{enumitem}.

How can I fix that?

Here is what I'm doing:

 \begin{enumerate}[label=\textbf{\arabic*}.]
\item  ....
\begin{enumerate}[(a)]
\item .....
\end{enumerate}
\end{enumerate}


When I do this, well LaTeX says " I do not recognise ... Please read the manual for instructions"

• Can you post an example? and try to load enumitem after enumerate – touhami Jan 30 '15 at 22:21
• Well, the enumitem is loaded after enumerate... – Tolaso Jan 30 '15 at 22:26
• @touhami I just updated the question. – Tolaso Jan 30 '15 at 22:27

Don' load both enumerate and enumitem but only enumitem. The enumitem package can emulate the functionality of enumerate too if you load it with shortlabels option. But better is to use

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}
\begin{enumerate}[label=\textbf{\arabic*}.]
\item  some
\begin{enumerate}[label*=(\alph*)]
\item some other
\item some other
\end{enumerate}
\end{enumerate}
\end{document}


enumitem is more recent and more equipped. With shortlabels option it looks like this:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[shortlabels]{enumitem}

\begin{document}
\begin{enumerate}[label=\textbf{\arabic*}.]
\item  some
\begin{enumerate}[(a)]
\item some other
\item some other
\end{enumerate}
\end{enumerate}
\end{document}


• :clap: :clap: It works perfectly... – Tolaso Jan 30 '15 at 23:03
• @Tolaso Thank you. Glad to know it worked :) – user11232 Jan 30 '15 at 23:09

this work well for me

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
%--------------------------------------------------
\begin{document}

\begin{enumerate}[label=\textbf{\arabic*}.]
\item  ....
\begin{enumerate}
\item .....
\end{enumerate}
\end{enumerate}
\end{document}

• Hmm.. well it does not to me.. I don't know what is wrong with that... perhaps my \LaTeX needs an update. – Tolaso Jan 30 '15 at 23:04