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
  • 1
    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
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 17:06
  • yes, but I don't know, how to do both: description+numbering. Latex needs a one in all package :(
    – Dr.PB
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 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
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 17:15
  • Please enlighten me in this case with enumerate@ChristianHupfer
    – Dr.PB
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 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
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 17:28

3 Answers 3


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
  • thank you very much, I modified the description of the problem, as it creating confusion. Thanks again
    – Dr.PB
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 17:21
  • What is the meaning of .~#1 in \item[\Alph{itemalph}.~#1:]
    – Dr.PB
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 17:30
  • 2
    @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
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 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

  • Sorry.laTex is not WYSIWYG.
    – Dr.PB
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 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
    Commented Sep 9, 2016 at 21:24

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