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{enumitem} is a package that provides user control over the layout of the three basic list environments: {itemize}, {enumerate}, and {description}.

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Does enumitem conflict with beamer for lists?

I am using the enumitem package in a beamer presentation. When I added a usepackage directive for it, the bullets in front of itemize lists disappeared. I tried restoring them by using \...
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\topsep, \itemsep, \partopsep and \parsep - what does each of them mean (and what about the bottom)?

The enumitem package documentation says: \topsep, \itemsep, \partopsep, \parsep? Look it up, n00bz. L0L Ok, it doesn't quite say that, but it also doesn't illustrate what these dimensions mean. ...
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Description list with aligned descriptions

This forum thread is exactly what I'm looking for. I want my description environment to produce this: Label is long text lab2 blalballalaa label3 possible second rule label ...
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Trouble combining enumitem and beamer

I have trouble combining two things for a set of slides: Adjust item separation globally Use default overlays of lists locally (parameter [<+->]) I use enumitem for 1. but it seems to disturb ...
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What are the differences between using paralist vs. enumitem

I am looking for advice on which of these packages to use? Under what circumstances would paralist be preferred over enumitem?
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can someone please explain the enumitem horizontal spacing parameters?

I am still struggling with enumitem. I don't understand the horizontal spacing parameters at all. I have indeed read the documentation, and numerous answers to numerous questions, but despite all that ...
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Modifying labels on some enumerated items

In an enumerate environment, I want a few (not all) of the items to have asterisks which appear before the number (I don't feel strongly about whether the number or the asterisk is horizontally ...
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How to change list settings globally?

I'm new to latex, so this might just be a stupid error on my end, but I've downloaded the enumitem package and am trying to globally change the style of {enumerate} so that I don't have to type \...
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Enumerate with prime numbers

I was making a numbered list in LaTeX, but I was wondering whether I could make the numbers of the list prime numbers. So I'd like something like: 2. List item 3. List item 5. List item 7. List item ...
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(Why) does enumitem cause poor hyphenation?

I have noticed some cases of poor hyphenation in my document. Specifically, LaTeX is breaking hyphenated words like "large-scale" somewhere other than the hyphen. (I thought that this was something ...
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How to make enumerate items align at left margin?

I would like to have my lists to have no indent for the top level, i.e. having the same left margin as the surrounding paragraph, with just enough space for the widest label to fit: Paragraph text 1....
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Multiline item indent

I am currently writing a set of steps for my lecture notes on circles but when the description of the step is too long, becomes multiline, the enumerated environment does not left indents properly as ...
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Possible incompatibility with enumitem

If I compile the following: \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{enumerate} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate}[1.] \item This is the first \item This is the second \...
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A five level deep list

I would like to create a five level deep list using the enumitem package. I found this suggestion on stackoverflow and implemented it as follows \documentclass[twoside,a4paper,12pt]{report} \...
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Automatically set description list `labelwidth` based on widest label?

How do I create a description list where the item text is automatically indented to the width of the widest label? This is the same question as Description list with aligned descriptions but I would ...
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How to change the label of one item in an enumitem list

I want to change the label of one item in a list. I am using the enumitem package, I am very fond of it, and I have to keep using it (lots of other code would break). MWE: \documentclass[a4paper,...
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Reference to enumerate item with manually set label

In my document, I have made an enumerate with several items I will need to reference to. They are numbered with a simple (1), (2)... , but I need a (2') as well. To reference nicely, I was using ...
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Description list with right alignment of labels

I want a description list that looks like the following: Name | Joel Spolsky Address | Some address Some zipcode Telephone | +31 123 456 E-Mail | email@...
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description environment with italic, non bold labels, bullets and normal font in the description

I think I am lost in something very easy with the enumitem package. I would like a description environment where the label is in italics and the description in normal text. I tried this \...
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How do I cross-reference custom labels in my enumitem lists without having the punctuation show up?

I am using enumitem to handle my enumerate and itemize lists. I have a list like \begin{enumerate}[label=Step \arabic{enumi}.] \item step the first \label{en:step-1} \item el secundo \label{en:step-2}...
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How can I get cleveref / enumitem to print, not 'item (e)', but 'Proposition 1 (e)'?

I currently make use of enumitem and cleveref to show references to theorems. Sometimes, I want to reference a point in a list inside of a theorem. It should show [Name of theorem type, e.g. Propsiton]...
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enumerate in multicols

The following image illustrates what am looking for: Essentially I want the numbering to occur as shown above but using the multicol and enumitem package. But when I try it by using the following ...
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Best way to part answers from solutions?

Now, if anyone could change the title into something better that would be great =) I am writing a rather long document, which contains plenty of integrals. I have a big list of integrals sorted in a ...
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Command \labelindent already defined

Using the IEEE latex sample, whenever I add "enumitem" package as below \documentclass[conference]{IEEEtran} \hyphenation{op-tical net-works semi-conduc-tor} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \...
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Problem with wrapfig and itemize

If I use an image with wrapfig into or near an itemized list, the result is the image overlapped to the text (see picture). I red a lot of posts related to wrapfig and itemize incompatibility but no ...
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Spurious Vertical Space Introduced by multicols (Additional Case)

This seems to be a duplicate of Spurious [?] vertical space introduced by multicols, but the solution from there does not seen to work for me. Basically I want the case of using multicols to not ...
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enumitem package and description lists

Why does the following generate an error? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{description}[label=\emph{\alph*})] \item [aaa] bbbb \item [eee] əəəə \end{...
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Modifying whitespace before and after list separately using enumitem package

I use the enumitem package to modify the amount of space related to lists. One of the options this package can easily modify is topsep. However, this variable controls the vertical space both before ...
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A new environment based on enumerate

I have defined the following simple environment: \newenvironment{renumerate}{\begin{enumerate}\raggedright}{\end{enumerate}} I wonder how the above can be modified to use with, say, the following: \...
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Nested enumerate labels with parent label appended plus a single set of enclosing parentheses

I want to have a list like (1) foo (1.1) foo (1.2) foo (2) foo I am using the package enumitem and \begin{enumerate}[label=(\arabic*)] \item foo \end{enumerate} I know that i can append ...
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How to tab the whole subitem?

I'm typing up a document that requires subitems (ex: 1. a), b), etc.). I have been able to do this by using \subitem but what really bugs me is that only this first line of the subitem has a indent (...
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Enumeration in powers of 2

I would like to enumerate a list, but instead of the standard numbering 1. bar 2. bar 3. bar 4. bar 5. bar I would like the labels to be powers of 2 (automatically generated): 1. bar 2. bar ...
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Centre roman numbers in enumerate environment

I have an enumerated list that uses roman numbers. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate}[label=\roman*] \item first entry \item second entry \end{enumerate}...
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How to change symbol separating description item definitions with enumitem

I'm trying to alter the description environment with enumitem so that an item will be separated from its description by a dash rather than a colon. Having searched the documentation and this forum, I ...
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Using cleveref with enumitem's newlists

I'm trying to typeset a proof of a theorem, and I'd like to produce the following output: Case 3: my text goes here and it can wrap to another line, wherein I have subcases: Case 3.a: ...
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Suggestions for transitioning from paralist to enumitem package

Based on the suggestions on What are the differences between using paralist vs. enumitem, I am transitioning from using paralist to enumitem and have encountered a few issues. There are a few places ...
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Customizing inline enumerate with enumitem still not working?

I have the latest version of the enumitem package and I'm trying to use different labels for enumerate lists which are set as normal lists and enumerate lists which are set inline. However, it doesn't ...
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How to produce this table in latex with inconsistent lists/items?

I want to produce the first two rows of this 5-column table in LaTeX: As you can see it is a special type of tables where we see: itemized lists inside but inconsistently, ie. column 4 all rows ...
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Defining an new itemize like environment where \item[foo] passes foo to a macro

I want to use enumitem or similar package to define a basic list with the following properties: When \item has no optional argument, a small square (\rule{1em}{1em}) is used When \item[foo] is called,...
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Problem with “\newlist” of the “enumitem” package

I don't know why this code generates an error. ! Package enumitem Error: Undefined label. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \newlist{mylist}{enumerate}{1} \begin{document} \begin{...
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enumitem: renaming the list marker

I am using enumitem to create a list. My goal is to label each item as Case: 1, Case: 2, etc. With the enumerate package, I was able to do \begin{enumerate}[{Case} :1] \item something ... \end{...
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How can I stop this useless empty line popping up in the middle of my lists?

My custom enumerateoptional enumitem environment is putting a useless empty line in the middle of my enumeration list. To reproduce this, you need to fill a line 100%. See this example I extracted ...
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Can't get my head around enumitem's spacing parameters

Maybe it's my terrible lack of sleep but I can't get my head around enumitem's horizontal spacing parameters. What I want is a description environment in which the first line of each item (where the ...
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enumitem: referencing items in enumerate

Say we have a huge document with many sections, subsections, and subsubsections. In a few of these sections, we have enumerated environments. The package I am using is enumitem. One of the ...
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enumitem revert nolistsep

With enumitem package, I have used \setlist{nolistsep} for some part of the document. For another part of my document, I need to revert the separation in the list entries to its default. I wonder ...
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Tabbing with automatic line breaks

I want to format text like this: a) Bla bla bla bla lbal bla blablalakasdfdl sdlf sdfl blablalbalasldkfsdflksdf b) b;sdfdfgldfgajs;dflsfsldfk s;dlfskfwopwerkrotkdfpgodfg osdofkdfgk ...
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LaTeX enumerate - bold item with non-bold text

I'm trying to customize the environment enumerate where the \item is bold but the text is not bold. What I've tried is (at the suggestion of one of the google-results): \let\origitem\item \...
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How do I control the font of the item text in an enumitem list?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{description}[style=nextline] \item[Label 1] {\sffamily\LARGE item text 1} \item[Label2] Item text 2 \end{description} \end{...
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beautiful list from indesign

How can i create this list in Latex Here's my MW \documentclass{book} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate}[label=Group \arabic*.] \item \begin{enumerate}[label=\alph*)] \item ...
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Indenting in enumerate (TeX/LaTeX)

I'm making a numbered list with the enumerate environment. Through the enumitem package I've changed the label to [label=Caso \arabic*)]. I have set itemindent to 10.5pt to align the label start with ...