[OS X TeX] Indenting problem

Alan Munn amunn at gmx.com
Tue Jun 28 02:07:47 EDT 2011

A simple solution:


(Whether or not this will screw up your larger document, I'm not sure, but I don't think it will.)


On Jun 28, 2011, at 12:17 AM, David Arnold wrote:

> All,
> I hae the following code:
> \documentclass{memoir}
> \usepackage{amsmath}
> \usepackage{tkz-euclide,tkz-fct}
> \usepackage{hyperref}
> \usepackage{xcolor}
> \usepackage{multicol}
> \definecolor{shadecolor}{gray}{0.9}
> \definecolor{darkred}{rgb}{0.626,0,0}
> \newcounter{exercise}[section]
> \renewcommand{\theexercise}{\arabic{exercise}}
> \newdimen\probindent  \probindent=20pt
> \newcommand\itembox[1]{\hbox to \probindent{\hfil #1}}
> \newcommand\newindent{\hskip 1.2\probindent}
> \newenvironment{exercise}%
> 	{\refstepcounter{exercise}
> 	\par\hangindent 1.2\probindent\noindent\itembox{\textbf{\theexercise}.}}
> 	{\par\medbreak}
> \begin{document}
> % Exercise #21
> \begin{exercise}\label{ex:3-4-21}
> Assume that the relationship between an object's velocity and its time is linear. At $t=0$ seconds, the object's initial velocity is $20$ m/s. It then begins to speed up at a constant rate of $5$ meters per second per second. 
> \begin{enumerate}[a) ]
> \item Set up a coordinate system, placing the time $t$ on the horizontal axis and the velocity $v$ on the vertical axis. Label and scale each axis. Include units in your labels.
> \item Use the initial velocity and the rate at which the object's velocity is increasing to draw the line representing the object's velocity at time $t$. Use the slope-intercept form to determine the equation of the line.
> \item Replace $x$ and $y$ in the equation found in part~(b) with $t$ and $v$, respectively. Use the result to determine the velocity of the object after 14 seconds.
> \end{enumerate}
> \end{exercise}
> \end{document}
> The problem is that the item labels stick out in the margin instead of being aligned with opening paragraph.
> We tried using minipage, but that got me into trouble with our two column exercise sets.
> Workaround?
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Alan Munn
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