A. some heading: Text

B. another heading: more Text

C. yet another head: lots of Tex

I tried:

\begin{description}[\Alph]     %[font=$\Alph\ $\itshape]
    \item[some heading] Text
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    What is 'Head' here? This is unclear. Normally I would say an enumerate is much better than description here...It looks like you're using enumitem already... – user31729 Sep 9 '16 at 17:06
  • yes, but I don't know, how to do both: description+numbering. Latex needs a one in all package :( – Mr.EU Sep 9 '16 at 17:13
  • Like the fellow environment itemize, description is not numbered. It can be faked, but most times enumerate is easier, in my opinion -- but you were quickly choosing another answer before clearifying the question such that others had a chance to improve their post ;-) – user31729 Sep 9 '16 at 17:15
  • Please enlighten me in this case with enumerate@ChristianHupfer – Mr.EU Sep 9 '16 at 17:19
  • You're question was totally unclear, so in the aftermath of it there's no use in providing an enumerate - based answer, that's why I deleted my answer. – user31729 Sep 9 '16 at 17:28

I'm not sure whether the numbers in Head1, Head2, ... were supposed to be actual numbers or just example of headers, as in first header, second header, and so on.


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    \xitem{Head1} description
    \xitem{Head2} description
    \xitem{Head3} description
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  • thank you very much, I modified the description of the problem, as it creating confusion. Thanks again – Mr.EU Sep 9 '16 at 17:21
  • What is the meaning of .~#1 in \item[\Alph{itemalph}.~#1:] – Mr.EU Sep 9 '16 at 17:30
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    @Mr.EU Well,\Alph{itemalph}. creates A. and so on (the dot is there for that purpose), ~ is a non breakable and flexible space and #1 is the argument of \xitem. So \xitem{Head1} will produce A. Head1: and so on. – Alenanno Sep 9 '16 at 17:47

I define an enumdescription environment which does the job:




  \item[Head1] description
  \item[Head2] description
  \item[Head3] description


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This snippet should work:



    \item[A. Head1:] Text
    \item[B. Head2:] Text

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  • Sorry.laTex is not WYSIWYG. – Mr.EU Sep 9 '16 at 17:23
  • It was not immediately clear as to what you wanted at the time that I answered---I see you edited the question for clarity. – SteelAngel Sep 9 '16 at 21:24

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