# Space between a paragraph and multicol environment

I tried to use \noindent and \tolerance to get no space between the paragraph and the items from the list, but I have no success. Is there another way to change that?

\begin{enumerate}
\item List
\begin{multicols}{3}
\begin{enumerate}
\item 1
\item 2
\item 3
\item 4
\item 5
\end{enumerate}
\end{multicols}
\end{enumerate}


• I also tried \vspace{-.25cm} for example, but I want something more fancy. – mvfs314 Feb 2 '18 at 19:44
• Are you sure you want a vertical enumeration? – Bernard Feb 2 '18 at 20:04
• @Bernard what do you mean? haha – mvfs314 Feb 2 '18 at 20:13
• The usual first line should be (a) 1 (b) 2 (c) 3. – Bernard Feb 2 '18 at 20:15
• There are the shortlst or the  tasks packages. – Bernard Feb 2 '18 at 20:21

Here is how to do it with tasks. Adjust the value of item-indent to your real needs. Also remove the [showframe] option of geometry for production : it's only there to check the margins are OK:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[showframe]{geometry}

\begin{document}

\begin{enumerate}
\item List\leavevmode\vspace*{-\dimexpr\baselineskip + \topsep}
\begin{tasks}[counter-format = (tsk[a]), item-indent = 2cm, label-width = 1.5em](3)