# ! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item. [when put item]

By trying to compile the code below the following error will be raised for each \item entry.

LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}
\begin{tabular}{ll}
\Large{Awards and}  & \textbf{Department}           \\
\Large{Fellowships} & Course Name, 2014--2015       \\
&                   \\
& \textbf{Fulbright Scholarship}    \\
\begin{itemize}
\item 1
\item 2
\end{itemize}
& City, Country, 2006-2009      \\
\end{tabular}
\end{document}

• Welcome to TeX SX! Could you post a full code? & is used in tabular/array environments or amsmath align, split,cases &c. environments. Mar 21 '17 at 13:31
• Welcome to TeX.SX! You can have a look at our starter guide to familiarize yourself further with our format. See also here: minimal working example (MWE). Mar 21 '17 at 13:32

itemize does only work in p-columns in tables. This should work

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}
\begin{tabular}{p{8cm}l}
\Large{Awards and}  & \textbf{Department}           \\
\Large{Fellowships} & Course Name, 2014--2015       \\
&                   \\
& \textbf{Fulbright Scholarship}    \\
\begin{itemize}
\item 1
\item 2
\end{itemize}
& City, Country, 2006-2009      \\
\end{tabular}
\end{document}


Alternatively you can use fake bullet points instead of \begin{itemize}...\end{itemize}, as was suggested here.

\documentclass{article}
\newcommand{\tabitem}{~~\llap{\textbullet}~~}

\begin{document}
\begin{tabular}{ll}
\Large{Awards and}  & \textbf{Department}           \\
\Large{Fellowships} & Course Name, 2014--2015       \\
&                   \\
& \textbf{Fulbright Scholarship}    \\
\tabitem 1      & City, Country, 2006-2009      \\
\tabitem 2      &                   \\
\end{tabular}
\end{document}

• You might want to note, that \begin{itemize}...\end{itemize} can be used inside a \parbox{}{} in a tabular-environment (which is similar to the p-columns). Mar 21 '17 at 13:55
• @Skillmon Right. I think, minipage should work as well. The OP was giving so little information about requirements that I went for the easy solutions, leaving out the more fancy stuff :) Mar 21 '17 at 13:57
• That is correct. I just think, that this (parbox or minipage) would be the least intrusive way because it doesn't change the other cells of the table. Mar 21 '17 at 14:00