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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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Text alignment in a \sortedlist environment

I'm using the following command : \documentclass[10pt]{report} \usepackage{datatool} \usepackage{enumerate} \newcommand{\sortitem}[2]{% \DTLnewrow{list}% \DTLnewdbentry{list}{label}{#1}% \...
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vertical alignment of tabular environment inside description environment

I am using tabular environment inside a description environment like: \item[This is some description] \begin{tabular}{ll} apple: & 200g \\ pear: & 206g \\ banana: ...
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Align multiple lines of text in itemize

I'm relatively new to LaTeX and I'm currently trying to create my CV using the software. I'm trying to write down different coding languages that I can use. I'm currently looks like the following but ...
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Activating Figure and Table Description in acmart package

The acmart LaTeX template from https://www.acm.org/publications/taps/word-template-workflow does not seem to show the content of the \Description command. As a reproduction-example, consider the ...
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How to Simply Customize \Itemize to Display More Like \Description [duplicate]

Is there a simple way to customize \itemize so that the output indents beginning with the second line similar to that of \descripton? Consider \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{...
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Translating a description environment style into a reference-able enumerate environment

In the description environment, I like the [style=newline] provided by the enumitem package. Is there a way I can use a similar style in an enumerate environment, so that I can label the items using \...
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Description indented too much inside framed (in Hebrew)

I'm writing lecture notes in Hebrew using lyx. I use the framed package to have my theorems inside a nice gray box. It all seemed to work fine, until I noticed a strange behavior when I try to put a ...
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Starting a description on a new line following its heading

I like the indentation style of a description environment; I'd like to use it to summarize each of my thesis chapters. But, I'd like the actual paragraph to start on the next line. How can I do this? ...
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LaTex nested description list - item label placement error - is it required to follow \end{description} with blank line, \par, \mbox{} or \item[]?

Is it a requirement to follow a nested \end{description} with a blank line, \par, \mbox{} or \item[] in a LaTex nested description list? None of the documentation or samples I have reviewed suggests ...
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Adding emdash after list items in description environments throughout the document

How can I add an emdash (---) after every item label in every description environment in my document? Is there a global way to override the layout of each item? This produces the desired effect, but ...
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TikZ-Picture in Description Item Label [duplicate]

I would like to explain a diagram created in TikZ by creating a description environment with small parts of the diagram as item labels. \documentclass{beamer} \usepackage{tikz} \usetikzlibrary{...
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How can I remove the horizontal space after a single item in a description list?

In a description list, I would like to keep the normal spacing after the item for one item, but eliminate it for others. The enumitem package lets you eliminate the space for all items: \begin{...
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Description environment and textrm in math

In the description environment if the item includes a math formula with \textrm{} these parts are set bold (just like regular description items) which looks odd if the rest of the formula is not bold. ...
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Using Description Environment Titles

This is related to the question asked in Using Description environment with cleveref. I wonder if there is a clean solution to reuse titles of items in the description. E.g. given the following piece ...
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Table with a description section

Am having some problems with xltabular package when trying to draw this table, the problem when I try to make other tables the result will be like the first one, but when I delete the package from my ...
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Create a merged cell table with multiple lines

I would like to create "description cards" like these in latex with tables. But I haven't found a good way to create them. The basic idea is to create a variable column header (more than 2, ...
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How can I make like this table in latex

How can I make this table below in LaTeX, in the document class memoir. \begin{xltabular}{\linewidth}{ l | X } \caption{Data description of dependent and independent variables.} \label{table: ...
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Acronym package: custom list of acronyms which maintains backreferencing

I'm using the acronym package for my thesis, and I'd like to create the list of acronyms manually to allow for a more sophisticated formatting, namely upper case in list, lower case in document. I've ...
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How can I sort a list numerically?

Basically, I want to create a summary for a history class. Therefore a lot of years occur throughout the lectures. Does LaTeX allow to sort a list if I set it up like in the following example? \begin{...
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Set labelindent for basedescript (mdwlist)

I would like to integrate a multiline label for a description environment. Therefor, I already found out that the package mdwlist could do the job for me. I almost got the result I want, except for ...
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Description list items: selective misbehaviour with Ligatures=TeX, fonts, xeLaTeX, and luaLaTeX

I've just come across this curiosity. Can anyone tell me what's going on? Here's the mwe: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{fontspec} \setmonofont{Consolas} \begin{document} \texttt{ \begin{...
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Adding a line break inside a list (or otherwise distinguishing it) [duplicate]

With the code below (a tiny snippet from a book) the example quotation for the word Agerasia starts on the same line with the word itself. I don't think the result makes a clear enough distinction ...
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Using Description environment with cleveref

Is there a way to use cleveref to reference the name of an item in a description environment? For example, if I have \begin{description} \item[TEST\label{test}] test \end{description} I would ...
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Best practise: Using description environment for case differentiation

Is it semantically correct to use the description environment for case differentiation in a proof? Actually, it doesn‘t seem that a description fit, does it? But it looks correct to me. If it‘s not ...
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Why is the second line of a description item indented further?

When I compile this code, the second line is indented further. I would like it to be level with the first line. I wish to keep the numbering optional and manual, therefore the use of description is ...
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Nested lists in memoir

I am using memoir and have nested lists. The MWE below typesets, but "Hermit" starts on the same line as "Anti-thesaurus". I would like it to start on a new line. I have tried \\ and \newline and a ...
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How can I align the first line of a description list with the rest in LyX?

I'm new to LyX. How can I achieve the list style reflected in the second picture?
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A enumerate-like environment with description

How can I have a numbered list with a description for every item? It should be something like: 1(desc1). balabala 2(desc2). balabala 3(desc3). balabala I have read the answer here, but it doesn't ...
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When using description/item, long item names add and extra empty line

When using description/item, long item names add and extra space. I would like to know if there is a way to remove the extra empty lines that appear after items named "This item name is longer than ...
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Custom labels in description - sum up

I am using an article class. I am using a description list to have a itemized list with custom labels instead of bullets. In my case the values of the labels are in dollars (see example below). Here ...
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How to go to the next line in a begin description

How can I make it so that when a line gets too long it goes to the next line?
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Macro for Description List

I'm writing a 'book' for the development of a project and want to put the relevant variables within a chapter at the beginning of that chapter. So, I'm trying to modify the \description list as ...
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How do I cause a long label in a description environmnt to wrap? [duplicate]

I am using a description environment, and one of my labels is very long \begin{description} \item[A very long label that I would like to wrap rather than overrunning the right margin as it currently ...
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\leavevmode cause overlay of labels in description list

I have a description list at the beginning of a proof environment and want the first label to begin in the same column as the remaining labels. When I put a \leavevmode before the first \item, the ...
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Customize the space in description and add hyperref to the link

I want to make the the space (shown by a red line) equal to 1 cm. And I want to make the link shown in green color as hyperref. This is MWE \documentclass[a4paper]{book} \begin{document} \...
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\cite not working for \item in description

In a somewhat odd combination of using a bibliography inside a letter (dinbrief), a found something odd that I cannot explain: I had several longer citations in one paragraph that didn't look good, ...
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Re-Defining Description environment to only show label, not content

I'd like to re-define the description environment so that it only shows the label of each item in it. So I'd like the following code \begin{description} \item [Truth] A sentence is true iff it ...
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How to create a enumerate list adding a custom prefix before each item number?

I found this question Adding some common text to enumerated description lists to be the closest: \documentclass{scrbook} \usepackage{enumitem} \newcounter{descriptcount} \newlist{enumdescript}{...
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Description Item Spacing [closed]

I've following latex code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[days] {\footnotesize sunday, monday} \item[months] {\footnotesize january, february} \end{description}...
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Description with Vbox Seems to Ignore Margins

I have searched a few times, and have not found anything on here which fixes my issue. Essentially, I am using the geometry package with a margin of 0.75in; however, when I use the vbox with a ...
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Horizontal alignment issues with enumerate/description and sub-levels

I am struggling to obtain a proper horizontal alignment with either enumerate or description. I have simple bold arabic numbers followed by a dot as labels. These are references to exercises, and so ...

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