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LaTeX provides several List-Making Environments. These may be
nested up to four deep.
The items in the list are given by
\item commands. A blank line
before an \item command has no effect.
- Typically used for giving short definitions or
descriptions; the label argument of the
\item command generally
giving the term being described (although it
can be left blank, it will look strange).
The text of the \item
command is indented.
- Typically used for numbered lists.
Counters for these lists are
provided by enumi, emumii, enumiii, enumiv,
respectively, for the four levels of nesting.
- Typically used for unnumbered lists. The default
label argument of the
\item command produces
"tick-marks" which vary by level of nesting, generally
"bullets" for the first level.
- Produces a list of labeled items and has required
arguments that allow a great deal of flexibility in layout.
It is generally used to define new environments with the
or to set up one-of-a-kind lists.
- Like the List Environment, using the currently defined
values of list-making parameters; normally used to define an
environment with a single item, with an
\item command as part of
the environment definition.
See also \item
See also Counters,
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Revised 18 May 1995.