# [OS X TeX] enumeration

Nitecki, Zbigniew H. Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu
Wed Aug 19 15:34:52 EDT 2020

Thank you for the suggestion.  The first version works;  when I put \usepackage[shortlabels]{enumitem} in the preamble, I get the error message
/usr/local/texlive/2017/texmf-dist/tex/latex/enumitem/enumitem.sty:1426: LaTeX
Or name \end... illegal, see p.192 of the manual.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation.
Type  H <return>  for immediate help.
...

l.1426 ...ar{\enit at setlist\@ne}{\enit at setlist\z@}}

But this is no issue for me;  I can certainly use the first solution.

But I was hoping for a way to override the parentheses format, which I think is created by the amsarticle documentstyle, for all enumerations of lists with a single
command (or setting a parameter) in the preamble.

In any case, I have a workaround if necessary.  Thanks again.

Zbigniew Nitecki
Department of Mathematics
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

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On Aug 19, 2020, at 15:07, Roussanka Loukanova <rl.stpuu at gmail.com<mailto:rl.stpuu at gmail.com>> wrote:

Dear Zbigniew,
My suggestions are:
On Wed, Aug 19, 2020 at 6:36 PM Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu<mailto:Zbigniew.Nitecki at tufts.edu>> wrote:
I apologize for this, which is really an amstex or latex question.  I recall once seeing an answer (somewhere) and can’t find it now.

In the amsarticle document style as presently constituted, when you start a list with
\begin{enumerate}
\item…
the numer of the (first) item gets printed as "(1)";  it used to print as “1.”.
The former, “(1)”, drives me crazy.  The latter, “1.”,  is what all the “tutorials” online assume happens.

I think I once saw a way to change this back by putting an option into the
document style, or perhaps via some other universal command, but can’t find it now.

I tried a local command, that is, beginning my environment with
\begin{enumerate}[label=\arabic*.]

(1) Try with the style:
\usepackage{enumerate}
and then for a list:

\begin{enumerate}[1.]
\item ...
\end{enumerate}

\begin{enumerate}[label=\arabic*.]
should work with:
\usepackage{enumitem}

(3) You can get the enumeration mode "1." with {enumitem} by adding the option:

\usepackage[shortlabels]{enumitem}

and then in the list:
\begin{enumerate}[1.]

But I do not know whether \documentclass{amsart} is OK together with the styles:
enumerate.sty and  enumitem.sty

I've been using the three ways (1)-(3) quite a lot with several \documentclass, but not with {amsart}.
Let us know, whether the above works with {amsart}. There may be even better ways, which other people can suggest.

Best Regards,
Roussanka

and got the error message
./135F20HW1.tex:73: Missing number, treated as zero.
\c@*
l.73 \begin{enumerate}[label=\arabic*.]

So how do I restore the old way with a single universal command in the preamble, so I don’t have to change things every time I use the enumerate environment?

Z

Zbigniew Nitecki
Department of Mathematics
Tufts University
Medford, MA 02155

telephones:
Office    (617)627-3843
Dept.    (617)627-3234
Dept. fax    (617)627-3966
http://www.tufts.edu/~znitecki/

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