2

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?

2
  • Welcome to TeX.SX! Please help us help you and add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. Reproducing the problem and finding out what the issue is will be much easier when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}.
    – albert
    Aug 7 '18 at 9:21
  • 1
    There's a command called \hangindent (in combination with \hangafter) which will probably achieve what you want, but please post a MWE.
    – TeXnician
    Aug 7 '18 at 9:39
1

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}
\item Headline
\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}
1
  • 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
0
\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.

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.