# [OS X TeX] Custom labels in Paralist

Alan Munn amunn at msu.edu
Tue Jan 5 16:53:23 EST 2010

At 4:34 PM -0500 1/5/10, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>On Jan 5, 2010, at 3:32 PM, Alan Munn wrote:
>
>>At 2:34 PM -0500 1/5/10, Alain Schremmer wrote:
>>>In the paralist package, the tokens 1, A, a, I, i, create the
>>>obvious labels.
>>>
>>>Occasionally, I would find it very convenient to have lists with
>>>labels such as M N O P Q
>>>
>>>Would there be a way to force paralist ,or even another package, to do so?
>>
>>At the beginning of the list (before the first item), just increase
>>the relevant counter to 12.  If it really is occasionally this
>>should suffice.
>>
>>e.g.
>>
>>\begin{enumerate}[(A)]
>>\setcounter{enumi}{12}
>>\item foo
>>\item bar
>>\end{enumerate}
>
>With great disappointment, I must report that the above didn't work:
>I still got (A) foo, (B) bar

Then you did something different than I suggested.  This code

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{paralist}

\begin{document}

\begin{enumerate}[(A)]
\setcounter{enumi}{12}
\item foo
\item bar
\end{enumerate}
\end{document}

Yields (M) foo etc. for me.

>
>>The enumitem package allows you to specify the starting counter in
>>the list setup.  But if you're happy with paralist, you might as
>>well stick with it.
>
>\setcounte{enumi} didn't work with paralist either.

? I intended my solution to work with paralist.

>Since it is really occasional, I will try enumitem tomorrow.

You shouldn't have to do this, if you're happy with paralist.

>
>The reason I would like to have it is only to list:
>
>M. foo
>N. bar
>O. fly
>P. whatever

If these lists are embedded inside another list, then you would need
to increment the enumii counter and not the enumi counter.

Can you post a mini example with enough context of how you are using
the list to show exactly what didn't work for you.

Alan

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