# Itemize within itemize and reducing indent in beamer

I'm having this problem with itemize.

I am preparing a presenation in beamer which requires an itemize within an itemize.

Because of space constraints, I wanted to reduce the identation in the inner itemize through the command \setlength{\itemindent}{-.2in}.

However, if I have an item that I create for the inner itemize that requires 2 lines, the second line does not follow the indentation I set for the items in the inner itemize.

For example:

• Point A
• Point B is too long, would need a new line
for it

The example above is what I want, but, what I get is that the 2nd line "for it" is shifted to the right, i.e. it's not aligned with Point B from the line above.

Is there a way to fix this? Thanks!

Edit:

Here is the code I have with the screenshot for the output:

        \begin{itemize}

\setlength{\itemindent}{-.2in}
\item Point A1:

\begin{itemize}
\setlength{\itemindent}{-.2in}
\item Point B is so long that it needs two lines
\item
\end{itemize}

\item Point A2:

\item Point A3:

\end{itemize}


As you can see above, the "needs two lines" is not aligned with Point B.

• Could you post a minimal example with what you've done, demonstrating the problem? – Bernard Apr 14 '18 at 20:31
• Hi Bernard, I generated an example as shown above. I hope it clarifies the problem. Thanks! – user1237300 Apr 14 '18 at 20:44

Don't change the \itemindent but the \leftmargini (for the first level list) or \leftmarginii (second level list).

\documentclass{beamer}

\begin{document}

\begin{frame}
\setlength{\leftmargini}{0.5cm}
\setlength{\leftmarginii}{0.5cm}
\begin{itemize}

%        \setlength{\itemindent}{-.2in}
\item Point A1:

\begin{itemize}
%            \setlength{\itemindent}{-.2in}
\item Point B is so long that it needs two lines longer longer longer longer longer
\item
\end{itemize}

\item Point A2:

\item Point A3:

\end{itemize}

\end{frame}

\end{document}

• Thank you so much! Your solution worked and you saved me valuable time. – user1237300 Apr 14 '18 at 21:00
• @user1237300 You're welcome! – user36296 Apr 14 '18 at 21:01