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I would like to count down from n at the top and 1 at the bottom. I searched through the manual, but couldn't find if there was a way to do that.

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    I fear that this is only possible with hacking deeply into this (already quite dated) package ... Maybe you can look at the markdown package which allows you to use markdown sytax (which is similarly easy to that used by easylist) and then look at the enumitem package to reverse the counter ... there is one example in the enumitem package on that as far as I know. Commented Mar 30, 2023 at 7:08
  • @JasperHabicht Since no other answers have come in, i'd consider that as a response Commented Apr 1, 2023 at 2:03

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It's unclear whether easylist can be hacked to do reverse numbering, but if you want that functionality with a regular looking list syntax, the etaremune package can do what you want. This is a less resource intensive package than the revnum package, which "uses 4 counters plus 1 for every revnumerate environment in the document" (p.1 of the etaremune documentation).

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{etaremune}
\begin{document}
\begin{etaremune}
\item This is the first item.
\item This is the second item.
\item This is the third item.
\item This is the fourth item.
\end{etaremune}
\end{document}

output of code

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Instead of trying to persuade easylist, you could instead use one of the packages specifically designed to do reverse enumeration.

One example with the revnum package:

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{revnum}

\begin{document}

\begin{revnumerate}
\item test
\item test
\item test
\end{revnumerate}

\end{document}

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