# Spacing between multiple lines of an item in itemize or enumerate

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\begin{document}
Some text here.
\begin{enumerate}
\item a
\item b
\item c
\end{enumerate}
Some more text.
\end{document}


Assume item a contains multiple lines of text. How can I increase the spacing between each line in item a ?

• Reset \parskip in item a only? – user156344 May 7 '19 at 12:52
• where should I put \parskip ? – chelsea May 7 '19 at 12:55
• I answered the question. – user156344 May 7 '19 at 12:55

The before key allows to change the \baselineskip:

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\usepackage{setspace}
\begin{document}
Some text here.
\begin{enumerate}[before=\setlength{\baselineskip}{20pt},itemsep=-10pt]
\item a more text more text more text more text more text more text more text more text more text more text more text more text more text more text
\item b
\item c
\end{enumerate}
Some more text.
\end{document}


Since you're already using the enumitem package you can set the parsep and itemsep parameters. parsep controls the amount of space between paragraphs, itemsep that between items: see other page on this site.

\documentclass[11pt]{article}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\begin{document}
Some text here.
\begin{enumerate}[parsep=20pt,itemsep=10pt]
\item a
\item b
\item c
\end{enumerate}
Some more text.
\end{document}

• This didn't work. It only increases the space between items a and b. – chelsea May 7 '19 at 13:09
• thought that's what you wanted, ok – JPi May 7 '19 at 13:32