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Bracket in `description` item throws error [duplicate]

Closing bracket in math mode causes error in description item and leaves a space in text mode. What can I do? This gives error \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[$[0,...
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How to place footnotes on the same page as the reference in LaTeX?

I'm encountering an issue while writing a LaTeX document where I have a list with references, each accompanied by a corresponding footnote. However, after compiling the document, I've noticed that the ...
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Adjust horizontal space for 'inline' description*

I wanted to add an inline description as shown in the MWE. I noticed a bigger horizontal space between the optional argument and argument of \item. I've tried quite a view things like labelsep etc., ...
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How to format description label with a command (enumitem)

I have to make list environment based on description that should be used to describe C functions. For example: % !TeX program = lualatex \documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage{...
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Broken description environment

Look at the following MWE: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{beamerarticle} \usepackage[framemethod=TikZ]{mdframed} \surroundwithmdframed{definition} \begin{document} ...
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How to add separator between label and body of description's element using enumitem [duplicate]

I want to add dash after label in description elements.
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longtable, description or glossary

I read that the use of tables from the typesetter’s perspective is unsightly and is only used more frequently because “Word” often does not allow any other option. In addition, there are technical ...
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Define column selection order in pdf

I am trying to build a CV. Now I've noticed that the following seems to cause problems for automatic processing. Namely, the dates are not read correctly. When I select text in the pdf, I also get a ...
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Citations in a two-column environment as a description list

Using the example given here (section 3), I'd like the \autocite command to produce a two-column list of partial citations. The MWE below does not compile. I get the following error: LaTeX Error: \...
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Preventing indentation on new line within enumitem's description command

I am using the enumitem package, and I am trying to prevent the indentation on a new line within an item command. \documentclass{article} \usepackage[shortlabels]{enumitem} \usepackage[margin=1.2in]{...
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Description subitem formatting in Beamer [duplicate]

I'm trying to include a description sublist in one of my Beamer frames, using a certain formatting: \documentclass[10pt]{beamer} \mode<presentation>{ \setbeamertemplate{itemize item}{\color{...
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Enumerated description with bold and underlined labels

I want a kind of description environment but with numbered items. I need an environment MagicEnv to be used like this: We define and study a function `f`. \begin{MagicEnv} \item[Definition of $f$]...
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First tag of nested description environment with newline style wont appear on new line

I have the next document: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[english, ukrainian]{babel} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{enumitem} \setdescription{style=...
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Error when combining glossaries and label of description item

I want to use the glossaries package and I want to be able to reference descritpion list items by their name. For the latter problem, I found a solution (Reference name of description list item in ...
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Align \itemize in description enviroment in beamer class

I have an itemized list in a description enviroment, it looks like this: But I want, that all items are aligned under the first item with "Bob wählt...". My code looks like this, I tried to ...
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How can I styilize a descriptive list with a line between the label and the description?

I want my descriptive lists to look like... The source for that is (source)... \documentclass{article} \usepackage{tcolorbox} \tcbuselibrary{skins,hooks} \newcommand\fancybox[3]{% \tcbset{ mybox/...
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How do I center a bullet/numbered/description list horizontally?

Say I want the description environment in \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} Some text\\ some more \begin{center} center \end{center} \begin{description} \item[desc1] ...
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Add symbol after the lable of every description item

I often use the description environment and I want to separate the label from the text not only by whitespace, but also by a small circle. I'm using the enumitem package to customize the description ...
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How to inject code after every description label?

With the format option, I can inject code in the beginning of every description label: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{description}[format={\ ...\ }] \item[A] ...
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Description list - style=nextline not working?

\documentclass{article} %% \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, UTF8, scheme = plain]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{enumitem} \setlist[description]{style=nextline} \begin{document} \begin{...
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By using the \begin{description} make the labels start on the same line

I want to make list od description by using \begin{description} and align the long label on the same starting point. \begin{description}[leftmargin= 1.27cm, labelwidth=6cm] \item[h_{\mathrm{obs}_i}...
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Adjusting the Vertical Spacing Between Consecutive Lines with a Scaled Typewriter Font [duplicate]

Consider the code \documentclass[12pt]{book} \usepackage{scalefnt} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \begin{description} \item {\fontfamily{lmvtt}\selectfont{No one should be ashamed to admit ...
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No URL line break in description

there are several ways to make a line break in URLs. But does somebody know how to break the URL in this example? Thanks, Harald \documentclass[ 10pt, twoside, toc=listofnumbered, ...
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Typesetting Chiasmus or structured, indented text

I need to typeset a chiastic structure. Here is a simple example: The important parts are: Identification of the part of the structure, i.e., A or A' The text itself Consistent spacing between ...
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Incorrect spacing in description environments within (nested) multicols environments

I am trying to put a description environment inside the multicol package's multicols environment. The goal is to create two columns (the second of which is subdivided into two more columns) to display ...
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Increasing the Vertical Gap Between Certain Description Items

Consider the code \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage[showframe,margin=.3in,paperwidth=4in,paperheight=6in]{geometry} \textheight=5.25in \usepackage[frame,noinfo,center]{crop} \usepackage{enumitem,...
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Automatically sort the entries in a description environment alphabetically

I want to automatically sort the entries in a description environment alphabetically. I see examples of lists being sorted alphabetically, but I am unable to adapt those examples to work for ...
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Horizontally Shifting Description Items of a Particular Type

The question herein is a modification of that asked in Two Types of Enumerate Items Consider the code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{enumitem} % % % COMPILE WITH PDFLATEX \setlist[description,2]{ ...
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Descriptions within Quote Environment with Only Certain Items Indented

Consider the code \documentclass[10pt]{book} \usepackage[showframe,margin=.3in,paperwidth=4in,paperheight=6in]{geometry} \textheight=5.25in \usepackage[frame,noinfo,center]{crop} \usepackage{lipsum} \...
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How to customize list style?

I am trying to create some lists that are both numbered and lettered. For instance, in one section I would like a list with: ER-1 description ER-2 description ER-3 description Then in another section ...
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3 columns enumitem description

As part of an article, I am translating a text from an oriental language to German. I am writing the short introduction and then follows the text. Thus, I wanted to place it in a table with two ...
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Automatically fill vertical space for a description list in a beamer frame

I would like my description list to automatically fill the vertical space of a beamer slide. I have found solutions for this here, but it only applies to itemize and enumerate. I tried to modify the ...
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How to skip the item body in an inline description* list?

I am having a simple doc: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \newlist{inlinedesc}{description*}{1} \setlist[inlinedesc]{itemjoin={{ $\odot$ }}, itemjoin*={{ and }}} \...
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How to make inline description* list left-aligned and hyphenated?

I am having a simple doc: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \newlist{inlinedesc}{description*}{1} \setlist[inlinedesc]{itemjoin={{ $\odot$ }}, itemjoin*={{ and }}} \...
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How to define a custom description environment?

I want to define a new "custom-description" environment, say my description that taken in one length argument and produces the result that is achieved by the following code: \documentclass{...
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refstepcounter inside description item

My purpose is to create visual steps in proofs. I cooked this from the environment description: \documentclass{article} \newcounter{subproofcount} \newcommand{\thesubproffcount}{\arabic{subproofcount}...
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Trying to modify the appearance of a description environment

I have to do something like this but I don't know how to do it. I tried with \newcommand and \newenvironment but it seems that it's the wrong solution if you have any idea please tell me.
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Decrease vertical space between empty figure and description environment

I am trying to implement a workaround for adding a caption and label to a description environment. For that I try to force an empty Figure above the description list, but I cannot reduce the vertical ...
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description list and macrocode indentation

With l3doc, when using macrocode inside a description list, it is displayed with an extra indentation, how to remove it ? Here is the dtx for a MWE % \iffalse meta-comment %<*driver> \...
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automatically justify text within a nested description environment LyX

I am trying to use LyX to generate the following. I am using LyX, article class and the enumitem package. I would like to have the text information in the lists to be aligned automatically by ...
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Indentation with custom labels

I need help please with indentation within a description list where custom labels are being used. The mwe below shows my problem. Thanks! \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \setlist[...
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How to Vertically Justify Items Over the Textheight of the Previous Page After Using \newpage

The following code \documentclass{book} \textheight 5.25in \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{pgfpages} \pgfpagesuselayout{2 on 1} \begin{document} \large \begin{description} \item \...
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How to Selectively Adjust a Label in a SetLabelAlign Description List

The following code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[lf]{electrum} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \thispagestyle{empty} \large \SetLabelAlign{chron}{\...
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Reduce top margin of itemize when inside columns environment (beamer)

I wrote the following example code: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Copenhagen} \begin{document} \begin{frame} \begin{block}{Top margin is fine} \begin{columns}[b,onlytextwidth] \begin{...
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How to implement a robust description list with a counter for the item labels that works properly with hyperref?

Hope the title is not too confusing and describes what I meant. Here is the thing: I need to have a list where the items have an incremental counter but also have some customized words attached. I.e., ...
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How to obtain a description item starting with a capital letter using classicthesis?

Consider following MWE: \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[Apple] apple \item[\textbf{Apple}] apple \item[apple] apple \end{description} \end{document} which gives ...
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Creating nomenclature with Symbol, Description Unit and different seperations

Hi fellows from the StackExchange Community, I am currently writing my bachelor thesis in Latex (Overleaf) and got into some trouble while creating my nomenclature. Since I found that one of my ...
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Aligning linebreaks in long `\item{}` inside description environment

Here is MWE. \documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item{Foo\\ Bar \\ Baz } : Foo, Bar and Baz are friends. \item a, b, c \end{description} \end{...
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space after proof environment name not right in ConTeXt

I defined a general environment using setupenumerations. Then I defined an example and proof environments that inherited from it. The proof isn't supposed to be a numbered and setting number=no in the ...
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In-line math affecting space after head text of enumeration environment in ConTexT

Sorry if it seems basic but I just switched over from LaTeX. It seems the in-line math affects the spacing after the enumeration environment head named 'Example'. How do I offset this? \...
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