It was difficult for me to find the proper title for the issue that I'm facing. I would like to define a list of cases like:

Case 1: 
Case 2:

For that, I did the following:

\begin{enumerate}[Case 1:]
    \item Energy value
    \item Optimizer

When I compile it, I get the following:

C1se 1: Energy value
C1se 2: Optimizer

The letter a in the word Case has changed to 1 which I don't know why !!

I even tried the word Scenario, and I get it like Scen1r1o

Do you have any idea how to solve this issue?

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    Just guessing: try \begin{enumerate}[{Case} 1:]. If it doesn't work, please post a compilable example. Jul 1, 2019 at 13:39
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    please always provide an example document, you are using (without saying) the enumerate package syntax and that requires [{Case }1:] here. Jul 1, 2019 at 13:40

1 Answer 1


The issue can be solved by changing the line \begin{enumerate}[Case 1:] to \begin{enumerate}[{Case} 1:] and the same with the word Scenario

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    Welcome to TeX.SX! Please make your answer into a compilable code so that people can just copy-paste it to try. Jul 1, 2019 at 13:47

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