I'd like to get a list with the label $\mathscr{G}_1$, where G_1 is the first item in the list.

If I use

                    [labelindent=\parindent, leftmargin=*,
                    label=$\mathscr{G}_1:$, noitemsep]}

then all the items in the list start with G_1. How do I fix this?

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The current item number can be accessed with \arabic* (or other number representation commands).

The colon should go outside the formula, as it's not part of it. Take the habit of writing \mathcal{X} or \mathbf{A} and not \mathcal X.

(And, please, don't use non standard commands in a code snippet unless you provide also their definition or the packages necessary for them: nobody can know what \mathscr is supposed to do, as it's not a standard command.)

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  • Thanks. Sorry, I forgot to change \mscr to \mathscr. That was indeed helpful. – nearim Apr 1 '12 at 13:41
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    @nearim Also \mathscr is not a standard command. :) – egreg Apr 1 '12 at 13:43
  • How to continue the counter of enumeration whenever this enviornment is called again from the previous. – nichas Dec 13 '18 at 11:30
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    @nichas The enumitem package offers resume. There is an example in my answer tex.stackexchange.com/a/463711/4427 – egreg Dec 13 '18 at 11:43
\setlist[enumeratescr]{labelindent=\parindent, leftmargin=*,
                    label*=$\mathscr{G}_\arabic*$:, noitemsep}

  \item foo
  \item bar


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You need to specify the label with the regular enumitem syntax:

\item Foo
\item Bar
\item FooBar
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