# How to make special indents for a block of text

This is what I need:

Headline
First item in list
continuation of description of first item if first line gets full
second item on list
continuation of description of item 2
more continuation on item 2 if second line gets full as well


I need this for basically a whole chapter. How can I make this special kind of list?

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• There's a command called \hangindent (in combination with \hangafter) which will probably achieve what you want, but please post a MWE. Aug 7 '18 at 9:39

This code may be the solution...

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage[showframe, top=2.5cm, left=3.5cm, bottom=2.5cm, right=2.5cm, includehead]{geometry}

\begin{document}
\begin{description}
\begin{description}
\item  First item in list\\
continuation of description of first item if first line gets full
\item   second item on list\\
continuation of description of item 2
more continuation on item 2 if second line gets full as well
\end{description}
\end{description}
\end{document}

• Do you know how to manipulate the continuation indent. The continuation indent in your example is a little bit too much.
– jaaq
Aug 16 '18 at 8:25
\section*{Headline}

\noindent\hangindent3em  Bla bla bla ...

\noindent\hangindent3em  Bla bla bla ...


Or even

\section*{Headline}

{\parindent0pt
\parskip1ex
\everypar{\hangindent3em}

Bla bla bla ...\par
Bla bla bla ... \par}


But no dot forget the curly braces to limit the scope of the comands.