I use enumitem lists all the time for unnumbered lists, bulleted lists, checkboxes, etc, and I know that [label=\arabic*] changes the default numbering to give me `regular' numbers. What I would like to know is: what are all of the options for numbered lists? (meaning, the alternatives to \arabic*?) I can't find a list of the available preset numbering schema. (Also, if I wanted to create my own ordered numberlist, how would I do it?)

  • Do you mean \alph, \Alph, \arabic, \roman and \Roman? More complex examples are in the friendly manual.
    – Ingmar
    Commented Mar 9, 2022 at 18:31
  • Yes! Exactly what I am looking for. Could you point me to this friendly manual? My google skills are failing me.
    – Andrea
    Commented Mar 9, 2022 at 19:16
  • On finding documentation more reliably, see How to find the documentation for a package.
    – Alan Munn
    Commented Mar 10, 2022 at 14:28

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There are quite a few ways in which you can format your numbered lists. In addition to arabic, there are also roman numbers (\roman and \Roman) and letters (\alph and \Alph). The manual has many more complex examples (e.g. combining various types, etc.)

Documentation should come standard with your LaTeX distribution. That said, there's always CTAN, the Comprehensive TeX Archive Network. In your case: http://mirrors.ctan.org/macros/latex/contrib/enumitem/enumitem.pdf

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