I'm trying to use enumitem with the \newlist command to create an enumerate-like environment for this:

I have tried to use the documentation for enumitem to do this and only managed to come up with this:

\setlist[exercises]{label=\textbf{Aufgabe \arabic*.},leftmargin=*}

It correctly produces the "Aufgabe x." numbering which starts at the correct position, but the text after that is not indented as desired:

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I've tried doing it with itemindent but didn't manage to get it to the same position as the label starts. Also, if I then create another enumerate environment inside this one (for a), b) etc.), the indentation is screwed up too.

How can I get this environment (and the one nested inside) to work as intended?

  • Use \setlist[exercises]{label=\textbf{Aufgabe arabic*.}, wide=0pt}.
    – Bernard
    Feb 6, 2017 at 20:10
  • @Bernard: Thanks, this works for the first level perfectly. What would I do for the second level? I used \setlist[exercises,2]{label=\alph*),leftmargin=*,labelindent=-0.14cm} but seeing your solution for the first level, I'm sure there is a more elegant (and precise) method.
    – Huy
    Feb 6, 2017 at 20:23
  • If you want the left margin of the second level to be the same as the text margin, wide=0pt again.
    – Bernard
    Feb 6, 2017 at 20:25
  • @Bernard: Please transfer your comments into an answer to kick this question from the list of the unanswered ones ;-)
    – user31729
    Apr 11, 2017 at 12:24

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From the comments: adding the option wide=0pt will work at all levels, e.g.

\setlist[exercises]{label=\textbf{Aufgabe arabic*.}, wide=0pt}

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