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{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.

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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?
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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...
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How to change the space between the itemize "items" in LaTeX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vertical space in lists How to change the space between the itemize "items" in LaTeX so that I can continue to use the "itemize" and "item" tag without needing to redefine any ...
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Vertical space in lists

What is the best way to change the amount of vertical space between items in list environments (globally or locally)?
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Reduce space between enumerated items

Background All book figures are set to "here definitely" (as they must come after the text that introduces them). Problem The list types (enumerated and bullet) have too much space between them. ...
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Itemize without bullets

I want to use the itemize environment exactly as it works by default, but hide the bullets that would otherwise appear. Is there an easy way to do this?
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enumerate tag using the alphabet instead of numbers [duplicate]

The default behaviour for the \begin{enumerate}tag is to sequentially list the items given by \item over the numbers {1, 2, 3, 4, ...}. Is it possible to change this to the alphabet {a, b, c, d, ...}...
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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?
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Itemize with a dash "-" instead of a bullet

If I use \begin{itemize} \item asdasd \item dsfsdf \end{itemize} the items are with a bullet, but how can I itemize these two with a "-" (a dash / a hyphen / a small line)?
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Description list - How to put the definition on a new line?

I have the following LaTeX code: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[foo] bar \item[baz] bang \end{description} \end{document} and it produces the following PDF: ...
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\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 ...
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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, ...
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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,...
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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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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?
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Something like \enumerate, but with custom numbers at each \item

I'm doing homework from a particular book, and each question is numbered after the page number and the question number. For example 52.2, 52.9, 53.13, etc. (Note that they are not sequential.) How do ...
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How to list items like this: (i), (ii), (iii) etc?

If you have mathematic theorems that have more than one conclusion how do you list them this way: (i) First conclusion here (ii) Second conclusion here (iii) Third conclusion here ...
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How to create checkbox todo list?

I am having trouble trying to create a simple to-do list in LaTex. Basically, what I want is a list with empty squares/boxes down the left side instead of bullets, numbers, letters, etc. Here is what ...
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Nested enumeration numbering

I write homework assignments in LaTex and the assignments are always divided into subparts (i.e. Problem 1 is divided into 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, ...). Currently what I do is I have nested enumerations, but ...
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Possible to create bullets for \subitems using \itemize without a nested list?

I have made a list of questions and subquestions using nested \itemize commands, like this: \documentclass[11pt]{report} \usepackage[british]{babel} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{...
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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 ...
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No spacing between enumerated items with \usepackage{enumerate}

I use this code now: \documentclass[11pt]{article} \usepackage{enumerate} \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item a \item b \item c \end{enumerate} \end{document} I want to decrease the line ...
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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. ...
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How to change the nested itemize bullet characters?

When creating a nested itemize environment in LaTeX as follows: \begin{itemize} \item one \dots{} \begin{itemize} \item Language Models \item Vector Space Models \end{...
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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 ...
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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]] ...
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Indentation within an Itemized List [duplicate]

I am using res.cls to write my resume. I have changed the indentation of my itemized list using: \setlength{\itemindent}{-.5in} This works great for the first line, but if the item goes onto the ...
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Change bullet style / formatting in Beamer

I like the Boadilla layout for Beamer presentations, but I find its enumerate bullet points illegible, as illustrated below (from the Beamer Theme Matrix). How can I change the formatting of the ...
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Insert image and list inside a table

I am trying to add both an image and list inside a table but I face various problems. As shown in the picture, the image is above the first horizontal line and also the lists are not properly oriented,...
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How to add bullets to description lists?

I would like to add a bullet in front of every \item[], i.e. Hello, \begin{description} \item[bla] blubb \end{description} becomes Hello, bla blubb I quickly found how to remove them from ...
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How to define a list with custom symbols?

I'd like to define a list like the following: The nearest I found while googling was this: \begin{itemize} \item[-] foo \item[*] bar \end{itemize} But how can I now use a cross or a check symbol?
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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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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). ...
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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 ...
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Specifying bullet type when using itemize

Is there a way to get a specific type of bullet instead of the filled bullets when you first activate the itemize command in LaTeX? I am trying to get hollow bullets from the start instead of using ...
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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:/...
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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 ...
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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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Is there a way to get reverse numbering on the enumerate environment?

To build a list of publications, I wish to show the most recent on top of the list, while keeping the numbering similar. This can be achieved manually by doing something like: \begin{enumerate} \item[...
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How to correctly shrink the bullets of itemize

How can I shrink the bullets of itemize without change its positioning and the centering versus the items? My code below show that behaviour in fact the two item underneath have a bullet shifted down ...
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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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itemize inside todonote?

I'm using todonotes to make notes on my thesis. I'd like to be able to put some dot-points on a couple of the larger notes, like this: \todo[inline]{ \begin{itemize} \item blah blah blah \end{...
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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 ...
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Remove space around bullet points in itemized or enumerated list

How can I reduce the amount of space around items in an itemized or enumerated list? I would like to reduce the vertical space between items, the space to the left of the bullet, and the space ...
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Footnote to an item in a description environment

It seems like it's not possible to put footnote inside a description list item. For example in the following code first footnote appears at the bottom of the page, but the second - doesn't: \...
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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 \...
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Indenting description lists

Is there a way to change how description lists are indented? I have something like: Normal text List item List Item I would like something like: Normal text List item List Item
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How to continue an enumeration? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Resuming a list What is the best way to extend an enumeration such that the next enumeration environment does not start with one but with the number following the last item ...
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