# Adjust vertical spacing in multi column bullet points

I am trying to reduce the vertical space between this multi-column list and the text above and below it. It is for my resume. I have tried using:

\setlength\itemsep{-.5em}


However, it ends up moving bullet points into different columns.

This is what my code looks like at the moment.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[left=0.75in,top=0.6in,right=0.75in,bottom=0.6in]{geometry} % Document margins

\usepackage{multicol}
\begin{document}
\textbf{Specalized Coursework}
\begin{multicols}{4}
\begin{itemize}
% \setlength\itemsep{-.5em}
\item Applied Heat \\Transfer
\item Gas Dynamics
\item Vibrations
\item Thermodynamic \\Design
\end{itemize}
\end{multicols}
\end{document}


This image might help as well.

• add -2em or a suitable dimension like -2pt -2pcs etc Mar 31 '20 at 0:28

Welcome! I'd use the tasks package for that.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[left=0.75in,top=0.6in,right=0.75in,bottom=0.6in]{geometry} % Document margins

\begin{document}
\paragraph{Specalized Coursework}
\end{document}


According to the manual, you can change the vertical spacing with before-skip and after-skip (but for some reason I can only see the impact of after-skip at this point).

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[left=0.75in,top=0.6in,right=0.75in,bottom=0.6in]{geometry} % Document margins

\begin{document}
\paragraph{Specalized Coursework}
\end{document}

• Thank you! That worked great! Much easier than combining multi-columns and itemize. Mar 31 '20 at 1:39

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage[left=0.75in,top=0.6in,right=0.75in,bottom=0.6in]{geometry} % Document margins

\usepackage{multicol}
\begin{document}