# How to change the (horizontal) distance between “Proof” and the first enumeration symbol? [duplicate]

The following code

\documentclass{scrbook}
\usepackage{amsthm}
\newtheorem{theo}{Theorem}

\begin{document}
\begin{theo}
Rhabarber Rhabarber Rhabarber Rhabarber
\begin{enumerate}
\item Rhabarber Rhabarber
\item Rhabarber Rhabarber
\end{enumerate}
\end{theo}

\begin{proof}
\begin{enumerate}
\item Rhabarber Rhabarber
\item Rhabarber Rhabarber
\end{enumerate}
\end{proof}
\end{document}


produces

The distance between "Proof." and "1. Rharbarber..." (marked with a red rectangle) is too great for my liking. How can I shorten it?

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• i'm sure this has been addressed before, but i haven't time to search. i know there's an answer in the amsthm documentation -- texdoc amsthm (you must have a fairly recent installation of tex live; documentation was updated in april 2015). the answer is on p.5, and although it is presented with respect to theorems, the same approach should work with a proof. – barbara beeton Jul 18 '16 at 21:51