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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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How can I put items at same line within description?

To list some referees on my resume I changed a part of the altacv.cls code into the following: \newcommand{\cvref}[4]{% \smallskip \textcolor{emphasis}{\textbf{#1}}\par \smallskip \textcolor{...
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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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enumitem Package, Description environment label multiple lines

I am writing a document where the majority of the document is taking place in an enumitem envrionment, namely the description envrionment. Some of my item labels are lengthy, however, and when they ...
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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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Is it possible to make the \item argument in a description list into a hyperlink with hyperref? [duplicate]

The question's in the title. In a description list, each \item can take an argument which appears in boldface. I want to know whether it is possible to use a hyperref tag inside the \item argument, so ...
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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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flexlabelled for changing the font of a description list in Memoir

I am trying to change the font and spacing in a description list in memoir. Following the example on p. 138 of the User Guide I have the MWE below. But none of the characteristics of the list are ...
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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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How to add a table description to a longtable?

I am very new to Latex and really need help. I am trying to format a longtable such that under the caption I can insert a description of the table. I tried with \multicolumn, but then the first column ...
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How to make a space between the item at description?

Here is a MWE: % Preview source code %% LyX 2.3.2-2 created this file. For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/. %% Do not edit unless you really know what you are doing. \documentclass[a4paper,...
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Should I write \begin{quote} … \end{quote} or \quote … \endquote?

I find it much easier to type \quote ... \endquote than \begin{quote} ... \end{quote} The same goes for other environments. I wanted to know if it is "safe" and "sensible" to proceed with the ...
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How to create horizontal dashline length of page inside description environment

I want to create a horizontal dashline with the length of page margin using the arydshln package. I've read this but when using \hdashline[1pt/2pt] I get an error. How should I implement \hdashline ...
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Automatic clickable links directly to the description labels

For the university I am composing a document of only definitions, containing all the definitions of difficult terms that I encounter while studying. The document actually is a large set of description ...
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How to align enumerate environment inside description environment

I'd like to know how to align the enumerate list nested inside the description by the vertical black line as shown in the picture. \begin{document} \begin{description}\item[Description] \...
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paracol description list wrap title

I am writing a bilingual glossary using paracol, but I have two questions about it. First, when using the "description" list, items with a long name do not wrap onto lines. Second, when I have two ...
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end description item with a dot

Consider this example: \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[it 1] description 1 \item[ittt 2] description 2 \end{description} \end{document} which renders: Is there a ...

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