# Reduce indent in description in beamer

In beamer, text in description items is over-indented:

\documentclass[14pt,handout]{beamer}
\begin{document}
\begin{frame}\frametitle{}
\begin{description}
\item[FooBarBazZot] - foo bar \\ baz zot
\end{description}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


places bar under Zot in FooBarBazZot:

How do I place bar under, say, Bar in FooBarBazZot? (like it is placed in the, say, amsart et al).

• Please show us a working example. At the moment, in a description environment, it doesn't place the bar under - – user31729 Apr 24 '15 at 16:00
• No, I meant the code ;-) – user31729 Apr 24 '15 at 18:01
• No, no, no... please provide the full code with \documentclass{beamer}...  and theme etc. – user31729 Apr 24 '15 at 18:10
• is this better now? – sds Apr 24 '15 at 18:18
• Yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;-) – user31729 Apr 24 '15 at 18:19

You can modify the indention with \setbeamersize{description width=0.57cm}, just play around to whatever value you need.

\documentclass[14pt,handout]{beamer}

\setbeamersize{description width=0.57cm}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}\frametitle{}
\begin{description}
\item[FooBarBazZot] - foo bar \\ baz zot
\end{description}
\end{frame}
\end{document}