This problem arises with the french lettre, but not with the english letter.

When using the enumitem package options as leftmargin=2cm in the itemize environment, an error occurs: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.

\item premier
\item second

By deleting the option [leftmargin=2cm], there is no problem.

How can I use the options of the enumitem package with the itemize environment in the french lettre class ?

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You can use


then the class doesn't change itemize so enumitem isn't confused. However that may undo some other package changes that you wanted....


The lettre class redefines itemize which confuses enumitem, but keeps enumerate. You can switch to enumerate and use label={\textbullet} for example.

\item premier
\item second
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