I want to generate an environment that allows to establish the number of columns.

I tried the following environment but I do not know if the \AtBeginEnvironment commands are compatible with \newenvironment



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  • If I understand well, you're probably after the functionalities of the tasks package. – Bernard Sep 24 '18 at 8:38
  • Have a look at the paralist package, which offers some extra lists (less space, in-line, etc.). – Keks Dose Sep 24 '18 at 10:46

Just wrap multicols around itemize:

\usepackage{lipsum} % for context




\item abc
\item def
\item ghi
\item jkl
\item mno



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You should also consider the tasks package.

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