[OS X TeX] Question: adjusting spacing in the enumerate environment

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Tue Mar 22 00:16:41 EST 2005

Hello Richard,

On 22/03/2005, at 2:58 PM, Richard Seguin wrote:
> \newskip\csep
> \newskip\csepb
> \csep=-1.0\medskipamount
> \csepb=-0.6\medskipamount
> \newcommand{\Enumerate}{\par\partopsep=\csep\begin{enumerate}\itemsep=\ 
> csepb}

> And if you want to move your document from the article to the amsart  
> class, all you have to do is comment out the above \newcommand and  
> insert
> \newcommand{\Enumerate}{\begin{enumerate}}

If you are anticipating the need to do this,
then write the definitions as follows:


Now it is just a single keystroke ('%') to revert to amsart style.

Alternatively, you could reverse the last two lines, using instead:


and again, just inserting a '%' suffices to switch styles.

Of course there is a deficiency in all this, whereby it will not work
with the extra features provided by   \usepackage{enumerate} .

Hope this helps,


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