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Is there an alternative to the enumerate environment in LaTeX where I can define a nested list with a minimal syntax like that of Markdown or something similar, e.g.:

- Fruit
     - Apple
     - Orange
     - Carrot
     - Tomato

Instead of:

\item Fruit
    \item Apple
    \item Orange
\item Vegetable
    \item Carrot
    \item Tomato

I don't mind the wordiness of the latter when I'm writing, but it's noticeably less readable for large nested lists, at least for me.

marked as duplicate by Peter Grill, Fran, Mensch, Qrrbrbirlbel, Stefan Kottwitz Feb 23 '13 at 22:13

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    Is Using indentation to automatically begin and end itemize environments what you are looking for? If so, this question should be closed as a duplicate of that. – Peter Grill Feb 23 '13 at 20:28
  • @PeterGrill Yes that's exactly it. Thank you. My question is a duplicate. I should say that I did look for it for a while before writing this one, so perhaps this question is still valuable as most duplicates are to someone searching for an answer. – Alan Turing Feb 23 '13 at 21:05
  • Totally agree. I'd definitely recommend not deleting the question, just voting to close it so it gets marked as a duplicate and may help someone else locate the duplicate. – Peter Grill Feb 23 '13 at 21:08

Is this along the lines of what you're looking for?


\cit Fruit
    \cit Apple
    \cit Orange
\cit Vegetable
    \cit Carrot
    \cit Tomato

  • This is not what I was after. The duplicate answer link answers it beautifully, but this answer is valuable as well especially in other contexts. – Alan Turing Mar 2 '13 at 15:48

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