I've read this question: Vertical space in lists but neither solution offered there works for me. When I add this:


Or any combination of the above lots of different things get affected, but it makes absolutely no difference to how enumerate environments are rendered.

However, when I add \setlength\itemsep{-10pt} to the enumerate environment, then it does change the itemsep length.

Unfortunately, the LaTeX code is generated, and I cannot alter the generator to insert the setlength command. Is there any other way to deal with this problem? (Renaming environment isn't also an option for the same reason).

  • Could you be more clear on your problem? Maybe a piece of code would help.
    – Brasil
    Oct 27, 2018 at 19:59
  • Oh, nevermind, but for others who may run into a similar issue: another code was using \setenumerate{leftmargin=*}, which prevented modifying other properties of enumerate. After the timer is up, I'll update the post to reflect this.
    – wvxvw
    Oct 27, 2018 at 19:59

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The exact syntax, as documented by enumitem, should be


or, for specific list levels, something like


for an enumerate list of level 2.

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