I am currently using a list with bullet-points; however, I think the lines are spaces too far apart and they're indented way too much. I don't see any way to correct this in LyX, however.

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Try adding the following code to your LaTeX preamble:


You can edit the Latex preamble under Document > Settings, under the LaTeX Preamble tab.

Cf. Remove space around bullet points in itemized or enumerated list. You can make the vertical separation affect only bullet point lists (and not, say description lists), by using \setitemize instead of \setlist.


Another option is to \usepackage{mdwlist} and then use the itemize* environment defined by that package: it automatically shrinks the spacing between list items.

To use this solution with LyX, you'll apparently need to redefine the actual itemize environment using the solution in this answer

  • You'll need to put a \renewenvironment to the latex preamble, to make \itemize use \itemize*, since Lyx's bellut lists are defined using \itemize. Nov 9, 2010 at 11:55
  • That doesn't work. See here: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/1601/…
    – Seamus
    Nov 9, 2010 at 12:13
  • Ah! So mdwliists's itemize* is a wrapper around itemize. But Stefan's solution will do the job here. Nov 9, 2010 at 18:17
  • mdwlist is outdated. Enumitem is the up-to-date package to use.
    – mcbetz
    Feb 15, 2013 at 9:29

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