# [OS X TeX] parindent in asparaenum

Herb Schulz herbs at wideopenwest.com
Sat Dec 4 16:25:13 EST 2004

On 12/4/04 2:51 PM, "Alain Schremmer" <Schremmer.Alain at verizon.net> wrote:

>
> (1) If
>
> \parindent was set to 0pt somewhere
>
> where would I have to look and/or what would I search for?
>

Howdy,

Looking at the definition of asparenum in paralist it looks like it is just
using the standard \parindent value.

> (2) What is the difference between
>
> \setlength{\listparindent}{1em} right after entering the environment
>
> and Moore's
>
> \begin{itemize}
> \def\indent{\hglue .3cm}%
>

\listparindent is a length that is supposed to be the indent of succeeding
paragraphs within a list item (see the diagram on page 556 of Guide to
LaTeX' 4th Edition). It is taken care of automatically without having to say
\indent explicitly before every successive paragraph within an \item.
\indent is a command that puts an unstretchable horizontal glue of .3cm, in
your \def above, at that point; you must put this at the start of every
paragraph you want indented.

> (3) I don't really understand
>
> Assuming there is some use of the basic list environment in its definition I
> think that is supposed to be the indent of secondary paragraph in a list.
>
> In particular what does the "its" refer to?
>
> For reference, I am using paralist's Asparaenum.
>

Its'' refers to the definition of the asparaenum environment in the
paralist package.

Oh well, I just tried my idea out and it didn't seem to work so it's back to
the drawing board.

> Regards
> --schremmer

Good Luck,

Herb Schulz
(herbs at wideopenwest.com)

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