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How to add bullets to description lists?

You can use the itemization function (https://www.sharelatex.com/learn/Lists) \begin{itemize} \item one. \item two. \item three. \end{itemize} And the output:
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How can I sort a list numerically?

This approach automatically orders the items by year or any other number, by using an external list on an .csv file. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{filecontents} % To create an external .csv file ...
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Reduce indent in description in beamer

You can modify the indention with \setbeamersize{description width=0.57cm}, just play around to whatever value you need. \documentclass[14pt,handout]{beamer} \setbeamersize{description width=0.57cm} ...
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How to change colon into dot in description list?

You have to redefine \descriptionlabel, nothing that enumitem is supposed to be able to do. This is the standard definition \newcommand{\descriptionlabel}[1]{% \hspace\labelsep \upshape\bfseries #1:...
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How can I sort a list numerically?

You could make use of the glossaries package as shown in the following example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[automake, nonumberlist]{glossaries} \newglossaryentry{1912}{name={1912}, ...
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Underlining an item

I propose this, with the help of the framed package, slightly tweaking the leftbar environment. If you don't want grey lines, it's easy to remove the colour. Using xparse, I define a \course command, ...
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How can I sort a list numerically?

If you prefer the solution to be as close to your syntax as possible: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{expl3} \usepackage{xparse} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage{xcolor} \begin{document} \...
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Redefining the item command of the description environment

In his answer, egreg has explained the problems with your current definition and a way to ammend it. However, I'd suggest you to use the nextline style for desciption offered by the enumitem package: ...
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glossaries: How to customize list of symbols with additional column for units?

Just adding to Christian's answer: to use the unit macros inside the \si{unit} command defined by siunitx such as \metre and \kilo\watt used in his MWE, one should add the command \glssetnoexpandfield{...
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How to set leftmargin of description to width of a particular label in enumitem?

Here are two ways: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage{calc} \begin{document} \begin{description}[labelwidth =\widthof{\bfseries9999}, leftmargin = !] \item[1987]Something ...
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Left aligned labels in descripton

As beamer does not like the package enumitem, you will have to define your own "description item". % arara: pdflatex \documentclass[handout]{beamer} \defbeamertemplate{description item}{align left}{\...
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right-alignment with enumitem

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem,xcolor} \usepackage{showframe} \begin{document} \begin{description}[font=\color{black},before=\color{blue},nosep] \raggedleft %%...
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line break in description label

Hide the depth of the parbox: \documentclass{beamer} \usetheme{Madrid} \mode<handout>{ \usecolortheme{seahorse} \usecolortheme{rose} } \useinnertheme{circles} \usefonttheme[mathonly]{serif} \...
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Should I write \begin{quote} ... \end{quote} or \quote ... \endquote?

Always use the \begin \end syntax, some environments might work using the underlying commands but most will not. It also helps editors to offer syntax highlighting and context sensitive file ...
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Automatically set description list `labelwidth` based on widest label?

Solution Here is a solution that uses the eqparbox package to measure item label widths. It avoids some of the limitations of the solution described in Gonzalo Medina's answer (see the bottom of this ...
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How do I align enumerate items inside empty description?

You could also just do \begin{enumerate} \item[] \item A1. \item A2. \item A3. \end{enumerate} instead of the above. Works equally well (and looks better in my opinion).
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Reduce the space between label and item in a description list

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \begin{document} \begin{description}[labelsep=\fontdimen2\font] \item[Video recordings] arguably produced the richest part of the data set. ...
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How to make enumerate indent like description

Just use [leftmargin=*, align=left] as your enumerate parameters. The output is identical but the values printed of the lengths are different because of the way the default description values are ...
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Underlining an item

Here's a way of drawing the left bar suggested by Bernard when a star is appended to the command. It requires defining new courses with \newcourse rather than \newcommand, but it involves less typing ...
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Why is escaped # breaking my command?

You can't generally use \# in a label, because it doesn't expand to a character. However, in this particular situation a workaround is possible: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} \...
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Perfect Equation Parameters Description (incl. units!)

This is basically just a tabular, so you could add another column, by inserting at the line >{$}l<{$} @{${}:\enspace{}$} X@{}. Here, I've changed the two columns into l-columns, change this to ...
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"Nestable" description environment that automatically finds the widest label width at each level?

\documentclass{article} \usepackage{enumitem} \usepackage{environ} \newlength\widest \let\saveditem\item \makeatletter \NewEnviron{ldescription}{% \dimen0=\widest \let\item\saveditem \vbox{% ...
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A enumerate-like environment with description

Here's a solution defining a new list environment descenum with enumitem. The descenum environment is basically the same as an enumerate environment, but in this environment (and only there) the \item ...
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Translating a description environment style into a reference-able enumerate environment

Here's another approach that creates a bespoke enumerate-like environment. \documentclass[oneside,11pt]{book} \usepackage[semibold,tt=false]{libertine} \usepackage{libertinust1math} \usepackage[...
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How to remove space after the description label and add after the whole description?

the extra space -- in fact, a whole new line -- is being added by the double backslashes following the item that forms the label for a group. the need for a double backslash to end a line is rare ...
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How to add bullets to description lists?

You can globally redefine the \descriptionlabel[1] to whatever you want. In the case of this question, something like : \renewcommand\descriptionlabel[1]{$\bullet$ \textbf{#1}} The output The ...
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Changed Macro definition reverts to original

Note that TeX enforces a scope within which (re)definitions may live and be reverted outside. That's what happening here. Let's look at the expansions: \testone{Hello World} \testtwo{} expands to (...
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