I want a set of enumerate environments within each other, and a certain order of labels to mark their hierarchy. However, the order is different from the originally provided one, and it burdens my work with extra label=<command>s every time I make lists. How can I change settings globally (for just one document, or for all documents that I use enumitem in) so that I can set the order once for all enumerates? Thank you.

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    Did you read the enumitem manual? It explicitly explains hove to set the options globally.
    – daleif
    Commented Sep 23, 2018 at 13:44
  • Welcome to TeX.SX!! Can you please give a minimal working example and/or example output to explain what you want. A MWE should start with a \documentclass command, have a minimal preamble and then \begin{document}...\end{document}. If you can post what you are currently doing then this would explain more clearly what you want. At least for me, it is not at all clear what you are trying to achieve. You might also want to look at tex.stackexchange.com/questions/452049.
    – user30471
    Commented Sep 23, 2018 at 23:03
  • Well I DID actually read the manual but I guess I'll have to go back to it, and in any case, I'm working on multiple projects that requires the same changes, and I was wondering if I could access the actual enumitem package and make some changes. If this cannot be done, I guess I'll just have to manually set every document in the same way.
    – Paul Kim
    Commented Sep 25, 2018 at 3:19
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    @K.Paul: Don't change the original sources of a package. You should write an importer package, say personalenumitem and use with \usepackage{personalenumitem} in your documents -- yes, that involves editing the already existing documents, but will simplify the maintenance of them and it will be a starter for future documents that require your setup
    – user31729
    Commented Dec 30, 2018 at 22:40

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For future reference:

Needs the enumitem package.

To change the nth level of labels to a specific form, insert following to preamble:

\setlist[enumerate,n]{label=[form goes here]}

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