# Latex beamer: Remove indent in itemize

I'm using the beamer class and would like to remove the indentation created for items in the itemize environment.

I have tried the following solutions:

• the enumitem usepackage - just loading it removes all bullet points entirely
• \setlength{\itemindent}{-1em} before the item. It only removes the indentation of the first line of an item, but if the item is multi-lined, the other lines are still indented.

This is my MWE:

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}{Frame Title}
Some text
\begin{itemize}
%\setlength{\itemindent}{-1em}
\item first item
\item this is a second item which is longer and should hopefully go over more than one line
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}
\end{document}

• Don't try to use the enumitem package with beamer -- they are incompatible. Sep 10, 2018 at 22:28

Is this the layout you are looking for?

\documentclass{beamer}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}

\begin{document}
\begin{frame}{Frame Title}
Some text
\settowidth{\leftmargini}{\usebeamertemplate{itemize item}}
\begin{itemize}
\item first item
\item this is a second item which is longer and should hopefully go over more than one line
\end{itemize}
\end{frame}
\end{document}


• This is exactly what I am looking for, thanks very much! Sep 11, 2018 at 6:59
• @Jaran You're welcome! Sep 11, 2018 at 8:14
• Helped me too!! Many thanks!
– Luiz
Oct 22, 2021 at 10:48
• I even used \addtolength{\leftmargini}{\labelsep -.75cm} to make it wider without needing to widen the column environment ! Mar 17 at 18:03