# Vertically align the bullet image and bullet text

After I change the bullet symbol of an item to be an image, it seems the bottom of the image is aligned with the top of the bullet text. A minimal example below (note.png):

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{blindtext,graphicx}

\begin{document}

\blindtext

\begin{itemize}
\item[\includegraphics{note}] \blindtext
\end{itemize}

\end{document}


I'm wondering if it is possible to top-align the image with the text.

Here's a solution using enumitem. There may be a problem with the amount of whitespace surrounding your image. I left it as is because I'm not sure what your thoughts are about that, but if you trimmed the image somewhat, it might look better.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{blindtext,graphicx}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\setlist[1]{labelindent=\parindent}
%\setlist[itemize]{leftmargin=*}
\setlist[itemize,1]{label={%
\raisebox{-\height}[0pt][0pt]{%
\includegraphics{note}}}}

\begin{document}

\blindtext

\begin{itemize}
\item \blindtext
\end{itemize}

% The whitespace problem
\fbox{\includegraphics{note}}

\end{document}

• You may find something like \raisebox{-0.7\height}[0pt][0pt]{...} acceptable in this case with this image, as long as you recognize it for the hack that it is.
– jon
Oct 13 '15 at 3:39
• Thanks! I can certainly trim the white margin of the image. Oct 13 '15 at 4:05