[OS X TeX] Long line in \description environment

Manuel libros at limay.de
Sun Aug 23 15:15:19 EDT 2009

Am 23/08/2009 um 18:33 schrieb Alan Munn:

> At 4:50 PM +0200 8/23/09, Manuel wrote:
>> Good morning. I am working on a document with this [2 column] format:
>> [snip]
>> The solution poposed by Themis does work (see Re: "line break  
>> within \item of \description"):
>> \begin{description}
>> \item[] \textbf{Asociación Castellano Leonesa de Afectados de  
>> Retinosis Pigmentaria} ...further information...
>> item[] \textbf{Asociación de Padres de Sordociegos de España  
>> (APASCIDE) Barcelona} ...further information...
>> \end{description}
>> but since it is only one item which causes the problem here, the  
>> different indentation stands out and the second line looks even  
>> worse.
> I'm not entirely sure what the problem is here. Is it that the fake  
> item label that you create starts one space off?  If so, just make  
> the label \hspace{-1em}:
> item[\hspace{-1em}] \textbf{Asociación de Padres de Sordociegos de  
> España (APASCIDE) Barcelona} ...further information...
> If that's not the problem, then what do you mean by different  
> indentation?
> Alan

\hspace{-1em} does the trick for the first line of the item, but the  
second line begins in the same column as the following text instead  
of in a column with the first line, as well as too far down. So I tried

\item[\hspace{-1em}] \textbf{Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet,}

\vspace{-0.5em}\hspace{-2em}\textbf{consectetur adipisicing eli.}

which produced the desired result. Thank you very much for your help,  


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