# Enumitem settings have no effect on enumerate environment

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

\usepackage{enumitem}
\setitemize{itemsep=-10pt,parsep=-10pt,topsep=-10pt,partopsep=-10pt}

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 '18 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 '18 at 19:59