# itemize indentation [closed]

I think you guys know the answer, I tried a lot (descripition, enumerate) but it all didn't work, so heres my problem: The text after the long items has the correct indentation on the first two lines, but the last, the 3rd. row, has a wrong indentation, so it is far to left, and this looks stupid,

here is my code:

\documentclass{book}
\begin{document}
\begin{itemize}
\item short item
\item short item
\item short
\item long item the problem here is, this has the wrong indentation
\item long item, also here, the same
\end{itemize}
\end{document}


## closed as not a real question by lockstep, Marco Daniel, Joseph Wright♦Aug 20 '12 at 13:03

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• Welcome to TeX.SE. While code snippets are useful in explanations, it is always best to compose a fully compilable MWE that illustrates the problem including the \documentclass and the appropriate packages so that those trying to help don't have to recreate it. – yo' Aug 18 '12 at 19:19
• ok, I modified it its not using any packages, it is just the problem, that the indentation is not correct, Latex doesn't accept those long items, the indent is then in the 3rd. row to much left, under the item point ...... thanks a lot – Halifaxinus Aug 18 '12 at 19:40
• Your code (& output) looks fine, I can't see the problem – topskip Aug 18 '12 at 19:41
• Are you by chance expecting the formatted output to follow the indention of your source \items? – Brent.Longborough Aug 18 '12 at 20:33
• @Halifaxinus: can you include an image of the output you are getting, as it looks fine to me also. – Peter Grill Aug 18 '12 at 21:00