Questions tagged [lists]

{lists} is about list environments. If your question deals with a specific list environment, such as {itemize}, {enumerate}, or {description}, add that tag along with this one. {enumitem} is a popular package for customizing lists. For registers like a "List of figures", use {table-of-contents} instead.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
226 votes
6 answers
121k views

Resuming a list

I'd like to be able to resume an enumerated list, continuing the old numbering, after some intervening text which should not be formatted like a list item. Is there a nice way to do this? In ...
user avatar
  • 16.2k
327 votes
4 answers
198k views

Vertical space in lists

What is the best way to change the amount of vertical space between items in list environments (globally or locally)?
user avatar
  • 16.2k
34 votes
7 answers
30k views

Vertical alignment of align* in enumerate

Related (but not the same): Align number from enumerate with equation Displaying an equation in a list Earlier today I asked a question about aligning equations in an enumerate environment and ...
user avatar
78 votes
3 answers
200k views

How to use itemize in Table environment

I want to create a table like the picture below, and i wish to itemize the lamba_1 > lamba_2 > 0 using 'item style', which is the cell of each categories. Can someone help me?
user avatar
46 votes
3 answers
20k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 5,583
65 votes
5 answers
19k views

Will it ever be possible to use wrapfig with an enumerate or itemize environment?

wrapfig is incompatible with the enumerate and itemize environments. Is there a typographical reason not to wrap a list around a figure or is it a technical limitation of LaTeX? If it is a technical ...
user avatar
  • 846
126 votes
2 answers
79k views

\topsep, \itemsep, \partopsep, \parsep - what do they each mean (and what about the bottom)?

The enumitem package documentation says: \topsep, \itemsep, \partopsep, \parsep? Ok, it doesn't quite say that, but it also doesn't illustrate what these dimensions mean. Can I get a diagram with ...
user avatar
  • 11.5k
148 votes
8 answers
108k views

How to make horizontal lists?

This might seem like a very simple question, but what is the easiest way to turn a normal vertical list into a horizontal one?
user avatar
  • 1,633
391 votes
9 answers
855k views

How do I change the `enumerate` list format to use letters instead of the default Arabic numerals?

I've seen documentation whereby an \alph command is put around the \begin{enumerate} somewhere, but I'm not entirely sure how that operates...
user avatar
  • 9,799
14 votes
2 answers
18k views

glossaries: How to customize list of symbols with additional column for units?

I want to add an additional column to the list of symbols for inserting the belonging units to the preceding variables. In my case, it is necessary to use three different and independent glossary-...
user avatar
  • 3,458
21 votes
1 answer
8k views

Box around a few items in an itemize environment

I'm using beamer and want to call out a few items in a list by drawing a box around them, and, ideally, having a small comment appear next to the box, like this:
user avatar
23 votes
3 answers
8k views

Numbered examples in linguistics that I can refer back to

I do linguistics and I'm looking for a way to enumerate language examples that lets me reference to them in the text. (1) This is an example. Sentence \ref{...} provides a good example of ...
user avatar
29 votes
5 answers
23k views

Description-like environment with fixed labels width

Which is the right way to do something like 'description' list but with customizable and fixed-width labels? I.e. something like this: Label: Text text text text text text text ...
user avatar
  • 293
28 votes
5 answers
15k views

Enumerated description list

How can a list be created, whose items are both enumerated (a,b,c,d,...) and allow for setting a description via \item[texthere] ? Im am using MikTex on Windows.
user avatar
  • 1,323
100 votes
8 answers
84k views

How to write a perfect equation parameters description?

Equation's symbols or parameters description are shown below, however, the = and the details of parameter are not aligned. I want to make a parameters list for a equation like this, in which symbols,...
user avatar
  • 4,799
29 votes
2 answers
8k views

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 ...
user avatar
24 votes
2 answers
7k views

Preventing itemize environment to insert initial vertical space

I'm using itemize and tables like the following \begin{tabularx}{\textwidth}{>{\ttfamily}llX} \toprule \textbf{\rmfamily Operator} & \textbf{Typen} & \textbf{Regel} \\ \midrule = & ...
user avatar
16 votes
2 answers
9k views

Horizontal enumeration in multiple columns

Consider the following minimal example: \documentclass{article} \setlength{\parindent}{0mm} \usepackage{paralist} \usepackage{tabto} \begin{document} \NumTabs{3} \begin{inparaenum} \item text \...
user avatar
  • 2,555
93 votes
1 answer
20k views

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 \...
user avatar
  • 8,958
33 votes
2 answers
8k views

multicolumn long table or enumeration

I would like to generate a multi-column table that wraps within columns of the document, and splits across pages. There are a couple of similar questions here How do I create a really long table in ...
user avatar
  • 202k
544 votes
4 answers
535k views

How can I make an enumerate list start at something other than 1?

Sometimes, I want to have enumerate lists in LaTeX start at other than the first value (1, a, i, etc.) How can I make an enumerate list start at an arbitrary value?
user avatar
  • 28.9k
46 votes
7 answers
66k views

Global setting of spacing between items in itemize environment for beamer

I'd like to modify the spacing between items in the itemize environment. This post shows how to modify a specific itemize environment (\addtolength{\itemsep}{0.5\baselineskip}). However, I'd like to ...
user avatar
  • 1,281
34 votes
5 answers
3k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 16.2k
15 votes
1 answer
2k views

How to split and align equations when they are inside an enumerate environment?

How to make the first line of aligned equations sit in the same baseline as the bullet and make the equation left justified? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \begin{...
user avatar
61 votes
4 answers
98k views

Enumerated list with square brackets

I want to make an enumerated list in the following format: [1] foo foo [2] foo foo ... How I can do that using enumerated lists? I have tried the following: \begin{enumerate}[\left[ 1 \right]] ...
user avatar
  • 713
25 votes
2 answers
12k views

Aligning enumerate labels to top of image?

I asked a question a while ago about vertically aligning enumerate labels to the top of table. Now I am having the same problem, but with images. Since my problem was solved in my previous thread, I ...
user avatar
  • 612
47 votes
1 answer
76k views

How to effectively use List of Symbols for a thesis?

I am looking at some thesis templates online, and virtually all of them have a line that says: \chapter*{List of Symbols} \addcontentsline{toc}{chapter}{List of Symbols} For example: https:/...
user avatar
  • 2,949
62 votes
6 answers
21k views

How to prevent a page break before an itemize list?

It is not nice to have a page break right after the colon and have the list start on a new page: And here, finally, is the list of mission-critical items: \begin{itemize} ... \end{itemize} How can ...
user avatar
  • 6,625
36 votes
2 answers
8k views

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?
user avatar
34 votes
3 answers
30k views

Reference name of description list item in LaTeX

(Repost from Stack Overflow) I'd like to refer to a description list item by name instead of number. To that effect, I've added labels to each item, but when referencing them I only get the name of ...
user avatar
  • 573
32 votes
3 answers
27k views

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} \...
user avatar
  • 3,077
257 votes
2 answers
329k views

itemize, removing natural indent

When you itemize items you usually have the entire list indented. This is expected when you have a title or description of what you are listing. I want to itemize but not have the natural indent. I ...
user avatar
  • 2,827
125 votes
4 answers
359k views

Using lower-case roman numerals in enumerate lists

when I use \begin{enumerate}[I] \item ... I get I II how I can get i ii ? I try with \renewcommand{\theenumi}{\roman{enumi}} \renewcommand{\labelenumi}{\theenumi} in the begin of file, ...
user avatar
  • 2,349
24 votes
1 answer
24k views

Forcing new line after item number in enumerate environment

How can I force the text of an enumerate item to start on a new line below the item number?
user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
1k views

Refer to the "name" of an equation, while a List of Equations is generated using these names

I link two questions below because I use their solution, to number my equations and generate a list of my equations. My question about numbering equations: Number of Equation: 1, 1a, 1b Generate a ...
user avatar
  • 876
31 votes
5 answers
29k views

Change hanging indent in description list

I'm trying to get a description's list hanging indent to lie flush with the first line of text. I have a description list such as the following: \begin{description} \item[Label the first] Lorem ...
user avatar
50 votes
2 answers
29k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 1,777
36 votes
2 answers
12k views

Definitive guide to trivlists

I create a lot of theorem-like environments, and I'm usually happy to employ a package (such as ntheorem, amsthm, etc) to do the work for me. After studying the ntheorem documentation, and reading ...
user avatar
  • 96.1k
35 votes
3 answers
64k views

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....
user avatar
  • 7,547
26 votes
5 answers
4k views

onlyitems? How to select specific items from an item list

I have the following setup, I have a file with some definitions, one of which is a list of items: \newcommand{\mylist}{ \item first item \item second item \item third item } I want to use \mylist in ...
user avatar
49 votes
3 answers
53k views

Continuing enumerate Counters in Beamer

I'm trying to continue the numbering of examples in enumerate environments in beamer. For example, I'd like one slide to feature Foo Bar and the next slide Zip Yadda My strategy so far has been to ...
user avatar
  • 1,144
64 votes
2 answers
44k views

Changing left margin in itemize environment of beamer class

I can't figure out how to line up the symbols of an itemize environment in beamer with the left part of the main text. In other words, I would like to supress the left margin in beamer itemize lists. ...
user avatar
  • 1,963
50 votes
3 answers
77k views

beamer: Top-aligning columns within a top-aligned frame

According to section 3.10 of the beamer manual, the t option top-aligns either every frame (when used as a class option) or a single frame (when used as optional argument of a frame environment). ...
user avatar
  • 239k
13 votes
2 answers
16k views

Enumerated list with blue circles and number inside it

I am creating a manual for an application and I would like to provide step by step directions of the application. For the step numbers, I would like to use big, blue circles with white numbers in it. ...
user avatar
  • 271
19 votes
3 answers
15k views

How should I draw a singly/double linked list?

I need to draw some singly and double linked lists for a CS paper and I don't know what package should I use. As far as I've searched over the Internet I can't seem to find a good one. Maybe TiKZ/PGF? ...
user avatar
  • 847
20 votes
1 answer
8k views

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@...
user avatar
  • 477
43 votes
6 answers
12k views

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 ...
user avatar
  • 1,847
40 votes
3 answers
3k views

Is there a picture showing all the lengths used in lists?

I want to adjust the length parameters in a list (happens to be to make it more condensed, but that's not relevant). I do this infrequently enough that I don't remember all the lengths that are ...
user avatar
32 votes
3 answers
17k views

Enumerate alignment problem in theorem environment

I'm using amsart. When I create an enumeration inside a theorem environment, the numbering is not aligned properly: Theorem 14. (1) (2) (3) (4) How do I shift the (2),(3),... to be aligned with (1)? ...
user avatar
  • 401
38 votes
6 answers
7k views

Count and use the number of items in advance

When writing LaTeX code, I often successively make changes like adding or removing items. I'd like to have TeX count and update the number of items in the list automatically, as in There are \...
user avatar
  • 740

1
2 3 4 5
15