I want to write a text like in the figure I uploaded. It seems like a basic question but I have trouble finding an appropriate answer. Basically, I just want a descriptive a text after each symbol with an exact tabulation in each paragraph. I also want the paragraph at the right to be well justified. DO you have a trick for that???????? I tried the multicol package but it's not pretty.

Thanks, Eric.


  • \usepackage{enumitem} and \begin{enumerate}[label={\Alph*}] \item Text one \item Text two...\end{enumerate}, for example – user31729 Jun 18 '16 at 13:41
  • good idea, but I have two questions, how do I control: the tabulation (space between the two columns) and what I write in (A B C... thanks! – Eric Jun 18 '16 at 13:45
  • See the answer and the screen shot please – user31729 Jun 18 '16 at 13:46
  • A warm welcome to TeX.SE! – A Feldman Jun 18 '16 at 14:28

This looks like an enumeration with letter counter, i.e. \Alph for me! The separation between the label and the text can be changed with labelsep=... (see the example below)

The enumerate environment does the labelling automatically.

Please note that is does only allow for 26 items at most, since \Alph is used as counter formatter, so the range is limited within A...Z.



  \item \blindtext
  \item \blindtext

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  • Thanks, it is exactly what I want, but I want to write something else instead of A B C... how do I do this???? – Eric Jun 18 '16 at 13:48
  • What is else instead of ABC? Your screen shot shows ABC, therefore I assumed precisely this numbering scheme – user31729 Jun 18 '16 at 13:49
  • Other letters, precisely, mathematical symbols. I want to define a mathematical formalism. they are little symbols, max two characters! – Eric Jun 18 '16 at 13:51
  • @Eric: That was not clear from your question :-( – user31729 Jun 18 '16 at 13:51
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    @Eric: Use the description environment instead and \item[YourSymbol] yourtext \item[YourotherSymbol] .... ` – user31729 Jun 18 '16 at 13:58

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