# How can I leave vertical space in one item of an enumerate?

I want to leave some vertical space after an item in an enumerate so that I can draw a diagram by hand there after I print out my document. Basically, I want the next item to show up as if I have text in the previous item. I kind of simulated what I want by adding some periods in this example (but I just want blank space):

\documentclass[12pt]{article}

\begin{document}
\begin{enumerate}
\item Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
\item .

.

.
\item Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet
\end{enumerate}
\end{document}


This produces:

• Use \vspace*{3cm}, where 3cm is changed to whatever space you want.
– user30471
Jan 22 '18 at 18:52

\documentclass[12pt]{article}