# LyX - changing lists formatting

In LyX, is there a way to change Labeling lists formatting of the Label? Instead of bold, I need it to be underlined.

Maybe I should create (if possible) a new kind of list?

Of less importance, I'd also like the label to end with a : . However, it can be easily typed manually, so it's only a nice-to-have feature.

• You could do the underlying manually also, but it's always nice to make things automatic. Maybe you could use the description environment of the enumitem package and look at the options for that? – scottkosty Dec 7 '16 at 23:16

as far as I understand, is your question not related to LyX.

Depending on your document, there are several ways, to change the look of your list.

In case you use KOMA-Script, e.g. scrartcl, you could say

\setkomafont{descriptionlabel}{\normalfont}


to prevent it from being set in bold. Using \underline within the \item command, will do the trick. Of course, you want it automatically, right?

\documentclass{scrartcl}

\begin{document}
\setkomafont{descriptionlabel}{\normalfont}
\begin{description}
\item[\underline{foo}] one
\item[bar] second
\item[baz] third
\end{description}
\end{document}


At least, this example produces:

Next trial:

\documentclass{scrartcl}
\renewcommand*\descriptionlabel[1]{\hspace\labelsep\normalfont\underline{#1}\hfil}
\begin{document}
\begin{description}
\item[foo] one
\item[bar] second
\item[baz] third
\end{description}
\end{document}


Will produce

HTH

Jan