# Structure like itemize but with no indent

I am writing an IEEE conference paper, and I am looking for a structure like itemize to list a bunch of properties but I would like to remove the indent from each item. As you might know I can not remove the indent of itemize with IEEEtran. I thought of using \paragraph but still it is redefined in IEEEtran. So I wonder if there exists some similar structure to use that requires no indent.

You have to add the necessary options to the itemize environment. It might be easier with enumitem, but I don't think the copy editors would be happy if you load it.

\documentclass{IEEEtran}
\usepackage{calc}
\usepackage{showframe} % just for the example
\usepackage{blindtext} % just for the example

\begin{document}

\blindtext

\begin{itemize}[%
\setlength{\labelwidth}{\widthof{\textbullet}}%
\setlength{\labelsep}{3pt}%
\setlength{\IEEElabelindent}{0pt}%
\IEEEiedlabeljustifyl
]
\item First Item
\item Second Item
Second Item
Second Item
Second Item
Second Item
Second Item
Second Item
Second Item
Second Item
Second Item
Second Item
\end{itemize}

\end{document}


Nowadays You can load enumitem and use its additional parameters. In older versions of the -class it was not possible due to incompatibility issues, but it got fixed with the most recent version.

Changelog:

10) Removed support for legacy IED list commands, legacy QED and proof commands and the legacy biography and biographynophoto environments. IEEEtran no longer defines or references \labelindent so as to avoid namespace problems with list packages that define it. Thanks to Sven Köhler for reporting the problem with enumitem.sty.

So update to the most recent version 1.8b and the following will work:

\documentclass{IEEEtran}

\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{enumitem}

\begin{document}

\blindtext

\begin{itemize}[topsep=0pt,parsep=0pt,partopsep=0pt,leftmargin=10pt,labelwidth=6pt,labelsep=4pt]
\item First Item
\item Second Item
\end{itemize}

\end{document}


• thanks, but \enumitem commands are redefined with IEEEtran that is why I asked this question. If I put what you propose in my text it produces compile error. – Ben Bost Nov 23 '15 at 12:59
• But do you have another ieeetran class than I have? It works for me. (current version is 1.8b) – Robert Seifert Nov 23 '15 at 13:00
• yes,I use 1.7b , I tried with your version and it works. – Ben Bost Nov 23 '15 at 13:17