## LaTeX forum ⇒ Theses, Books, Title pages ⇒ aligning text in description env Topic is solved

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### aligning text in description env

Hi,

I'm new to the 'forum' and struggling a bit with this (otherwise great) template.
I'd like to align the text in a description environment (make it block-like) but none of the options I found elsewhere seem to work.
Any ideas?

Thanks,
Marcel

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Stefan Kottwitz
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Hi Marcel,

the `description` environment doesn't offer much alignment features. However, you could use an additional packages, such as enumitem or mdwlist, to extend `description` capabilities.

Besides that, you could switch to a `tabular` environment, which is great for positioning and aligning. Or combine `description` with `\parbox` (or `minipage`, but that's too much) or `tabular`.

I recommend `tabular`, where you can place the labels in each row in the first column.

Stefan