I try to cerate kind-of-a table in latex. The screenshot below shows how it should look in the end. Using Microsoft Word, I just set the left indents and a tab accordingly.

Sort-of-a table

How's the right approach to create a similar structure in LaTeX?

  • Welcome to TeX.SX! What have you done so far? It is alwasy a good idea to add some code. - I think he following could be useful... '\newcommand*{\@wackyenum}[1]{% $\ifcase#1\or a\or c\or tyz\or42% \else\@ctrerr\fi$% }' like Something like \enumerate, but with custom numbers at each \item – Bobyandbob May 17 '18 at 15:04
  • @Bobyandbob: I didn't try anything so far, because I don't know whether I should use something from enumerates or tables or manipulating the indents, or ... That's basically the question. – Michael May 17 '18 at 15:08
  • How long is this table/list? Is it potentially longer than a full page? – Mico May 17 '18 at 15:25
  • @Mico: Yes, it could be very long. – Michael May 17 '18 at 15:30

Here is one out of many possibilities.

 \item[a] \lipsum[1]
 \item[bc] \lipsum[2]
 \item[d] \lipsum[3]

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  • Why leftmargin=1cm,leftmargin=!? – Skillmon May 17 '18 at 15:12
  • @Skillmon As I wrote, that is one of many possibilities. Please see section 3.2 of the enumitem manual in case you are wondering about !. I have no information other that this should be "sort-of-a table", so I just posted one example. – user121799 May 17 '18 at 15:18
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    I meant, that this is redundant. You're specifying the leftmargin to be 1cm wide, and afterwards say that leftmargin should be calculated from the labelsep. labelsep=2cm,leftmargin=! gives the same result. – Skillmon May 17 '18 at 15:35

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