[OS X TeX] Formatting the titles of lists

Charilaos Skiadas skiadas at hanover.edu
Wed Apr 11 09:34:19 EDT 2007

On Apr 10, 2007, at 10:09 PM, Michael Millett wrote:

> I would like to be able to produce itemized lists such that the  
> title of the list is aligned flush left and centered to the list.

Hm, how can the title be both aligned flush left and centered to the  

> I have been unable to learn how to do this from "LaTeX User Guide  
> and Reference Manual" or from the "LaTeX Companion." So I kindly  
> request help.
> This type of format is often seen in resumês or curriculum vitas.  
> And I was hoping to learn how to to it in TeXShop.
Did you mean LaTeX? ;)   (TeXShop is just one of the many front-ends)

> Interestingly, the "LaTex Companion" frequently uses this type of  
> format with paragraphs in the book. Pages 288 and 356 are but two  
> examples. But, unless I am missing something (which could well be),  
> the how-to for this is not provided.

Have you looked at the second edition of the LaTeX Companion? It is  
quite different.

In general I think you would do this by creating your own custom list  
environment (not that hard to do, the companion talks about it I think).
Unless the paralist package already has what you need.    (http:// 

> Thank you ahead of time for any help you can provide.
> Michael

Haris Skiadas
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Hanover College

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