I want to make a two column list with non-manual multi-line support without any special packages. This is as best as I got it:

\usepackage[a4paper, margin=0.5in]{geometry}


\begin{tabular}{m{0.05\textwidth}  m{0.85\textwidth}} 
    Text & \textbf{Apple Bananas} Monkey Keyboard Great
        \item This is a very long text that contains different letters, words and probably some typos. Go on and on and on.
        \item Another great text.
    \end{itemize} \\


sample pdf

As you can see the content of the left column is not vertically aligned to the top. Is there an easy way to fix this?

  • To make this posting more useful for future readers, it would be helpful if you made the code minimalist: AFAICT, the only package that needs to be loaded is array (since you're using tne m column type). Without the code clutter, future readers will have a better chance to figure out how the proposed solution works. Please fix.
    – Mico
    Commented Jul 10, 2023 at 21:55
  • I've removed the align tag. It applies explicitly to a mathematical display environment defined in amsmath, and isn't relevant here. Commented Dec 8, 2023 at 0:50

1 Answer 1



\begin{tabular}{m{0.05\textwidth}  m{0.85\textwidth}} 


\begin{tabular}{p{0.05\textwidth}  p{0.85\textwidth}} 

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