I need to give a reference to a list item in plain TeX. I have a numbered list with a custom style.

\begitems \sdef{item:F}{\bf FP\the\itemnum\kern.25em} \style F
    * List item 1
    * List item 2
    * List item 3

The list gives out the following result:

FP1 List item 1
FP2 List item 2
FP3 List item 3

where FPx is the bullet.

I want to reference the indidividual list items so that the FPx shows up in the referencing text, such as:

As seen in the bullet FPx.

How would I go on with that? I've seen something similar is possible to do in Latex, but I have no clue how to approach it in plain TeX.

I have tried to add a \label to the bullet, but \ref will render only as a reference to the \secc above it.

  • Are you using OPmac? – User Dec 12 '15 at 8:33
  • Yes, i am using OPmac. – jiroch Dec 12 '15 at 8:34
  • Then read last sentence of part 3 of the user manual for OPmac, you should find the answer there – User Dec 12 '15 at 8:38
  • Thank you very much. I see what I'm missing. I have edited the question to better express what I need and cannot find even in the OPmac manual. – jiroch Dec 12 '15 at 8:47

You can do something like this:

\input opmac

\begitems \sdef{item:F}{\bf FP\the\itemnum\kern.25em \wlabel{\bf FP\the\itemnum\kern.25em}} \style F

  * List item 1
  * List item 2
  * List item 3


I'm referring to \ref[item].

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  • You're the best, this works perfectly. And I learned a little bit more of TeX in the process. Thank you! – jiroch Dec 12 '15 at 9:06
  • I'm happy you find this useful :) – User Dec 12 '15 at 9:15

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