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LaTeX Beginners Guide by Stefan Kottwitz

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Time for action – explaining capabilities of packages

Now that we know some packages for creating lists, we shall write a short overview to show their capabilities. Let's choose some additional packages listed on http://texcatalogue.sarovar.org:

  1. We will use a description environment. Create a document with the following code:
    \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{description} \item[paralist] provides compact lists and list versions that can be used within paragraphs, helps to customize labels and layout \item[enumitem] gives control over labels and lengths in all kind of lists \item[mdwlist] is useful to customize description lists, it even allows multi-line labels. It features compact lists and the capability to suspend and resume. \item[desclist] ...

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