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After stretching the list horizontally according to Horizontal space in lists, I've encountered a problem where the nested list items start too deep inside. How can I pull it back to the left where the parent item description starts?

1.    ############################
      ############################
          A. Nested item A          % <-- [Bad] Too deep
          B. Nested item B
          C. Nested item C

2.    ############################
      ############################
          A. Nested item A
          B. Nested item B
          C. Nested item C

3.    ############################
      ############################
      A. Nested item A             % <-- [Good] Pull it back to the left to start at the same starting point of the parent item description
      B. Nested item B
      C. Nested item C
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    This is all explained in the the enumitem documentation. (Check leftmargin=*) And now that you have a working sample document, it's better to post that than just the description of what you want.
    – Alan Munn
    Aug 2, 2011 at 13:32
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    I think the downvotes are a little harsh. Yes, given that the OP had asked a previous question, the solution to this one should have been obvious. But as a stand alone question, this is a perfectly reasonable question. One with an obvious answer, sure, but not worthy of downvoting, in my opinion.
    – Seamus
    Aug 2, 2011 at 14:23
  • agreed & upvoted;)
    – mbork
    Aug 2, 2011 at 15:40
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    And when OP gets to level 2 or 3, he will start reading docs himself:P
    – mbork
    Aug 2, 2011 at 15:41

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You are looking for leftmargin=* it's on page 4 of the enumitem manual.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}[labelsep=2cm]
\item No nested list
\item Nested list:
  \begin{itemize}[leftmargin=*]
  \item More
  \item Things
  \end{itemize}
\end{itemize}
\end{document}
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    Although really, at eleven pages, you probably could have just read the whole enumitem manual yourself...
    – Seamus
    Aug 2, 2011 at 13:31

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