# How can I align bullets of nested itemize list to the right edge of the parent itemize list bullets?

As you see above, the bullets are aligned by default to the left edge of the text of the parent list. However, I want LaTeX to automatically identify the right edges of the parent list bullets and use that edge as a starting reference for the bullets of nested itemize lists. I need this to prevent very short lines in second level or third level nested itemize environments.

Here is my source code:

\documentclass[]{report}

\usepackage{paralist}

\usepackage{pifont}
\usepackage{bbding}

\newcommand{\bulletnoI}{\ding{55}}

\newcommand{\bulletcircle}{\Large $\bullet$}

\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}[\bulletnoI]

\item Main Level Item 1
\item Main Level Item 2
\item Main Level Item 3

\begin{itemize}[\bulletcircle]

\item Second Level Item 1
\item Second Level Item 2
\item Second Level Item 3

\begin{itemize}[\footnotesize \ding{109}]

\item Third Level Item 1
\item Third Level Item 2
\item Third Level Item 3

\end{itemize}

\end{itemize}

\end{itemize}
\end{document}


The enumitem package provides finer control over the horizontal spacing, and you can set it globally for particular list types and levels.

\documentclass[]{report}

\usepackage{enumitem}

\usepackage{pifont}
\usepackage{bbding}

\newcommand{\bulletnoI}{\ding{55}}

\newcommand{\bulletcircle}{\Large $\bullet$}

\setlist[itemize,2,3]{leftmargin=.5em}

\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}[label=\bulletnoI]

\item Main Level Item 1
\item Main Level Item 2
\item Main Level Item 3

\begin{itemize}[label=\bulletcircle]

\item Second Level Item 1
\item Second Level Item 2
\item Second Level Item 3

\begin{itemize}[label=\footnotesize\ding{109}]

\item Third Level Item 1
\item Third Level Item 2
\item Third Level Item 3

\end{itemize}

\end{itemize}

\end{itemize}
\end{document}