I would like to have a smaller left margin or indent for the itemize environment. Currently, I tried so far \leftmargin and \itemindent but I did not affect the following lines of an entry.

Does anyone know how to setup the itemize environment correctly without using enumitem?

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    Could you provide a minimal working example to see what exactly you want?
    – azetina
    Commented Oct 25, 2012 at 14:37
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    This is a good question for those trying to customize itemize in beamer without messing with conflicts between beamer and enumitem packages.
    – alfC
    Commented May 7, 2013 at 2:33

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You need to set \leftmargini for first level lists as latex sets \leftmargin to \leftmargini at the start of the list (and \leftmarginii for nested lists, etc)


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