# Text of item in itemized list is on a separate line from the bullet point

In this MWE, the text of item 2 is on a separate line from the bullet point as shown in the attached image of the output.

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{lipsum,changepage, mwe}
\begin{document}

\begin{itemize}

\item This is item 1. \lipsum[66]

\item \begin{minipage}[t]{\dimexpr.5\textwidth-.5\columnsep}\vspace{0pt}%
\raggedright
This is item 2 \lipsum[66]
\end{minipage}%
\begin{minipage}[t]{\dimexpr.5\textwidth-.5\columnsep}\vspace{0pt}%
\raggedright
\includegraphics[scale=0.5]{example-image-a}
\end{minipage}

\item This is item 3. \lipsum[66]

\end{itemize}


Question: How can I ensure the minipages start on the same line as the bullet point?

• Remove the \vspace{0pt} from the first minipage environment? Jan 5 '21 at 16:11
• @WillieWong thanks, but then the image isn't aligned properly. Jan 5 '21 at 16:19
• How do you want the image aligned? Jan 5 '21 at 16:19
• With the first line of text Jan 5 '21 at 16:20

## 1 Answer

The following should be closer to the expected output. Additionally to the alignment of the item and the image, I also made sure, the two minipages fit into the available space, since the original MWE caused an overfull box warning. (Red lines in the following screenshot indicate margins)

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage[export]{adjustbox} % provides the valign option

\begin{document}

\begin{itemize}

\item This is item 1. \lipsum[66]

\item \begin{minipage}[t]{\dimexpr.5\linewidth-.5\columnsep}
\raggedright
This is item 2 \lipsum[66]
\end{minipage}
\hfill
\begin{minipage}[t]{\dimexpr.5\linewidth-.5\columnsep}
\raggedright
\includegraphics[width=\linewidth,valign=t]{example-image-a}
\end{minipage}

\item This is item 3. \lipsum[66]

\end{itemize}

\end{document}