page 23 blah blah blah blah

page 61 and so on

page 82 whatever

I would like something like an enumerated list in which the numbers are page numbers formatted as above. The paragraph that follows "page 23" would be horizontally to the right of the words "page 23".

How can that be done?

  • How are the page numbers determined?
    – Bernard
    Commented Aug 16, 2017 at 15:38
  • @Bernard : By the user. Commented Aug 16, 2017 at 15:39
  • You mean it's no gradually incremented counter? Are they cross-references?
    – Bernard
    Commented Aug 16, 2017 at 15:42
  • @Bernard : They are not cross-references. They do not refer to pages in the same document. Commented Aug 16, 2017 at 15:51
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    Look at the description environment of the enumitem package: en.wikibooks.org/wiki/LaTeX/List_Structures.
    – CarLaTeX
    Commented Aug 16, 2017 at 17:04

1 Answer 1


Items in enumerate can be given arbitrary labels by placing the label text as the optional argument

 \item[my label]

Sample output



\item[page 23] blah blah blah blah
\item[page 61] and so on
\item[page 82] whatever


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