[OS X TeX] Long line in \description environment

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Mon Aug 24 17:38:49 EDT 2009

Hi again Manuel,

On 25/08/2009, at 7:15 AM, Ross Moore wrote:

> Hello Manuel,
> On 25/08/2009, at 6:17 AM, Manuel wrote:

> The attached PDF shows you how to achieve an aesthetic spacing
> within and following the lines of a long label.

Here's a better definition for the  \longitem
macro defined within the PDF attachment of my previous post:


This uses \raggedright to avoid too-long word spaces;

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>> While I am reasonably fluent in English when it comes to the  
>> humanities, I have difficulties working with a (to me) new  
>> technical vocabulary. I have downloaded seven manuals concerning  
>> LaTeX and, generally, I find there what I need. But sometimes...
>> Manuel

Hope this helps,


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