# How to limit the vertical spacing in itemize (enumerate) command

When I use the enumerate command to to itemize it creates a 2/3line vertical space between two following items. How to reduce this spacing between items???

Sample Code : Journals: \begin{enumerate}[nosep] \item M.M. Rahman, \textbf{M. Shuvo}, R. H. Kabir, Khan Md. Rabbi, \enquote{Heat transfer augmentation in a diamond shaped enclosure utilizing CNT-water Nanofluid}. [In Progress]\ \item \textbf{M. Shuvo}, R. H. Kabir, T. H. Pial, O. Bhowmik, Amin A. A., \enquote{Mode-I failure investigation of Eccentric circular and elliptical crack under uni-axial and bi-axial loading condition}.[In Progress]\vfill \end{enumerate}

• Using the enumitem package, you can set \begin{itemize}[itemsep=0pt] or even \begin{itemize}[itemsep=-\parsep] – Steven B. Segletes Jun 8 '17 at 19:33
• Can you help me with the code when I want to use \begin {enumerate}..... \item.... \item \end{enumerate} – Moinuddin Shuvo Jun 8 '17 at 19:37
• @user8097977 you might rather want to provide a minimal working example (MWE) that we could improve. That may seem tedious to you, but think of the extra work it represents for TeX.SX users willing to give you a hand. Help them help you: remove that one hurdle between you and a solution to your problem. – ebosi Jun 8 '17 at 20:15
• @ebo I am new to this website and community, I will remember that in future. Thanks a lot :) – Moinuddin Shuvo Jun 8 '17 at 20:33
• @StevenB.Segletes Here is my code although i have edited my code with 'nosep' still there is fare amount of spacing :( i have attached a screenshot and also my code. Can you see what i did wrong ? – Moinuddin Shuvo Jun 8 '17 at 20:39

The macro controlling the gap between items is \itemsep, which can be controlled with the enumitem package conveniently. Also, \parsep controls vertical space between paragraphs within an item and can also be specified in this manner.

If the leading space is also an issue, topsep is the identifier.

See Appendix C.5.3 of Leslie Lamport's LaTeX User Guide and Reference Manual for details on what variables go into a list.

Gustavo rightly suggests using the logical declarations, noitemsep and nosep in lieu of actually specifying the values for \itemsep, \parsep, and \topsep. I have added those into my MWE, while retaining the commented equivalent.

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\begin{document}
\noindent Inter text
\begin{enumerate}
\item blah
\item blah blah
\item blah blah blah
\item blah blah blah blah
\end{enumerate}
Inter text
\begin{enumerate}[itemsep=0pt]
\item blah
\item blah blah
\item blah blah blah
\item blah blah blah blah
\end{enumerate}
Inter text
%\begin{enumerate}[itemsep=0pt,parsep=0pt]% IS THE SAME AS
\begin{enumerate}[noitemsep]
\item blah
\item blah blah
\item blah blah blah
\item blah blah blah blah
\end{enumerate}
Inter text
%\begin{enumerate}[itemsep=0pt,parsep=0pt,topsep=0pt]% IS THE SAME AS
\begin{enumerate}[nosep]
\item blah
\item blah blah
\item blah blah blah
\item blah blah blah blah
\end{enumerate}
Inter text
\end{document}


• Can you help me with the code when I want to use \begin {enumerate}..... \item.... \item \end{enumerate} – Moinuddin Shuvo Jun 8 '17 at 19:38
• @user8097977 With the enumitem package, the same rules apply to enumerate as with itemize. Note that enumitem = enumerate + itemize. – Steven B. Segletes Jun 8 '17 at 19:39
• @user8097977 I have changed my example to enumerate. – Steven B. Segletes Jun 8 '17 at 19:44
• May I suggest using the noitemsep/nosep keys as a higher-level solution, more oriented toward logical markup? – GuM Jun 8 '17 at 19:51
• @GustavoMezzetti Thanks for the clarifying edit! – Steven B. Segletes Jun 8 '17 at 20:04