# Indent for itemize in IEEE papers

I would like itemize with no indent in a IEEE two columns paper. I already used: the solution proposed here: itemize, removing natural indent

That is by adding \usepackage{enumitem} and

\begin{itemize}[leftmargin=*]
\item one
\item two
\item three
\end{itemize}


But it seems that with IEEE format I can not add :

\usepackage{enumitem}


at the begining of the paper, since when I compile it says:

enumitem.sty: 45: LaTex Error: Command Label indent already defined, or name ind... illegal, see p. 192 of the manual.

What can I do if I would like to remove natural indent before items, in this case? I add that I would like the whole text that comes in the item has no indent not just the item's first line.

• Welcome to TeX.SX! The IEEEtran class is incompatible with enumitem. – egreg Jun 2 '15 at 20:29
• Also, please consider adding a full minimal working example (meta.tex.stackexchange.com/questions/228/…), so we can better help you. Welcome to TeX.SE! – dgoodmaniii Jun 2 '15 at 20:38

IEEEtran completely redefines the default list environments. However, you can pass options via a newly-defined optional argument:

\documentclass[twocolumn]{IEEEtran}
\usepackage{showframe,lipsum}% Just for this example
\begin{document}

\lipsum[1]
\begin{itemize}[
\setlength{\IEEElabelindent}{\dimexpr-\labelwidth-\labelsep}% Wrapping of text beyond first line of \item
\setlength{\itemindent}{\dimexpr\labelwidth+\labelsep}% identation for each new \item
\setlength{\listparindent}{\parindent}% Restore regular paragraph indentation
]
\item one
\item \lipsum[2-3]
\item three
\end{itemize}

\end{document}

• Thanks, but I would like the whole text that comes in the item has no indent not just the item first line. – Ben Bost Jun 2 '15 at 20:55
• @BenBost: See the updated post. – Werner Jun 2 '15 at 21:28
• The problem with enumitem got fixed. – thewaywewalk Nov 23 '15 at 15:26

### IEEE journal formate two colomn bullet item.

\begin{description}
\item[$\bullet$ The first approach -]
\item[$\bullet$ The second approach -]