# [OS X TeX] environment for symbol notation

David Watson dewatson at mac.com
Fri Feb 15 11:38:47 EST 2008

How about a tabular environment, something like:

\begin{tabular}{lp{10cm}}
$x$ & ong, windy and verbose  description that may span more
than one line, but if does, it should be properly indented.
\\
$y$ & newdescription
\end{tabular}

On Feb 15, 2008, at 10:05 AM, Themis Matsoukas wrote:

> I want to include in a paper a list of symbols that is formatted
> something like this:
>
> $X$     long, windy and verbose  description that may span more
>           than one line, but if does, it should be properly indented.
>
> So far I've been doing this using
>
> \makebox[50pt][l]{$X$} Short description
>
> while keeping the descriptions short to avoid running into the next
> line.  Is there a better way?
>
> Themis Matsoukas
>