I would like to make a list of goals like so:

Goal 1:
Do some stuff.

Goal 2:
Some other stuff.

Goal 3:

I can use \begin{enumerate} to make a numbered list, however I would like each number prefixed with the text "Goal", and I would like it as a different line, more like a section heading. I would rather not type out "Goal 1:" etc for each item as these items will likely be reorganised at some stage.

Is there a way to make a numbered list with text titles for each item which include the item number?

  • Welcome to TeX-SE! E.g. the enumerate or enumitem packages allow you to do precisely that. For an explicit example see e.g. tex.stackexchange.com/a/238942/121799
    – user121799
    May 14 '19 at 3:19

Combining the information from the links in the comments I now have an answer thank you. This uses the package enumitem and has some untidy label formatting:

In the preamble define a new list and format the list items:

\setlist[Goallist]{label={\\\\ Goal \arabic*:\\}}

Then use this new list definition as normally would be done with enumerate:

  \item Text for first goal goes here.
  \item Text for next goal goes here.

This returns the desired output:

Goal 1:
Text for first goal goes here.

Goal 2:
Text for next goal goes here.

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