List are basic elements in a document, when used correctly they keep concepts organized and structured. This article explains how to create and modify numbered and unnumbered lists in L a T e X. To create a unordered list you have to declare the itemize environment and then put the entries inside. Open an example in Overleaf. The unordered unnumbered lists are produced by the itemize environment.
Convenient and predictable list formatting is one of the many advantages of using LaTeX. Users of WYSIWYG word processors can sometimes be frustrated by the software's attempts to determine when they intend lists to begin and end. As a mark-up language, LaTeX gives more control over the structure and content of lists. Lists often appear in documents, especially academic, as their purpose is often to present information in a clear and concise fashion. List structures in LaTeX are simply environments which essentially come in three types:. All three of these types of lists can have multiple paragraphs per item: just type the additional paragraphs in the normal way, with a blank line between each. So long as they are still contained within the enclosing environment, they will automatically be indented to follow underneath their item.
It only takes a minute to sign up. How can I do? Should I use enumerate instead of itemize? You could use the enumitem package, with which you could write:. Yes, an enumerate environment should be used here.
This first part of the series is about LaTeX lists. LaTeX lists are enclosed environments, and each item in the list can take a line of text to a full paragraph. There are three types of lists available in LaTeX. They are:.