2

How do I change the beginning of each elements of an enumerate list. I have a list with 3 elements, all of them appearing as 1. 2. etc.

How do I change that to become

Example 1: 
Example 2: 

etc ?

Thanks for any help!

3

If the overhang to the left margin is no issue, label={Example \arabic*:} is perhaps the answer to your question then.

If you need more than this list over and over again, then clone the enumerate list and use special settings then:

\documentclass{article}


\usepackage{enumitem}

\usepackage{blindtext}

\newlist{examplelist}{enumerate}{1}
\setlist[examplelist,1]{label={Example \arabic*:},labelwidth={40pt},leftmargin=*}


\begin{document}
\blindtext
\begin{enumerate}[label={Example \arabic*:},labelwidth={40pt}]
\item First
\item Second
\end{enumerate}

\begin{examplelist}
\item First
\item Second
\end{examplelist}


\end{document}

See the screen shot -- the basic difference is leftmargin=*!

enter image description here

1

Three other variants:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{enumitem}

\usepackage{blindtext}

\begin{document}

\blindtext
\begin{enumerate}[label={Example \arabic*. },wide = 0pt, font =\itshape]
\item A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example.
\item Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example.
\end{enumerate}

\begin{enumerate}[resume*,wide =\parindent]
\item A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example.
\item Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example.
\end{enumerate}

\begin{enumerate}[resume*, leftmargin = 1.5em, font =\itshape]
\item A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example. A first example.
\item Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example. Another example.
\end{enumerate}

\end{document} 

enter image description here

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.