It's been a while, but in TeXWorks I'm making a list of items. The long way:

\textbullet\hspace*{0.2cm} Jam
\textbullet\hspace*{0.2cm} Custard
\textbullet\hspace*{0.2cm} Beef
\textbullet\hspace*{0.2cm} Good

Don't do that, make it a list! I hear you cry, so I do:

  \item Jam
  \item Custard
  \item Beef
  \item Good

However, when I create a list of the above the line spacing is not the same as ordinary lines of text. And since space is a premium in this document I'd like to know if there an easy way to keep the line spacing as normal as possible (like the first bit of .tex), but make the latex code easier on the eyes without adding a text bullet and horizontal spacing each line?

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    \itemsep=0pt either directly or (more easily) using enumitem package. Jul 14, 2017 at 20:43
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    With enumitem, you set the option [noitemsep] . If furthermore, you want no vertical separation with the surrounding text, use [nosep].
    – Bernard
    Jul 14, 2017 at 20:52

1 Answer 1


Just for fun:


\def\arraystretch{1}% redundant, default
  Jam \\
  Custard \\
  Beef \\

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    tabular does not allow page breaks in or between rows. itemize does allow page breaks in and between items. Jul 15, 2017 at 7:27

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