QUAD After a New Line Inside ITEMIZE Doesn't Work [duplicate]

I'm using quad inside itemize. In detail,

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}
\item Item 1a\\Item 1b
\item Item 3
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


The quads in front of Subitems 2a and 2b don't work. Can I activate the quads by force? Thanks.

• As your item text suggests you want to have sub-items inside your items, why not just nesting several itemize or enumerate environments? Also have a look at the enumitem package which makes customizing indentation and item labels easier. – siracusa Sep 28 '19 at 3:46

\quad is equivalent to \hspace{1em}. However, \hspaces at the start of a line is gobbled. If you want to force it, you need to use \hspace*{1em}. Below I define \Quad to be exactly that.

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

\begin{itemize}
\item Item 1a \\ Item 1b