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aligning text in description env

Postby templateuser » Sun Mar 08, 2015 3:29 am


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?



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Postby Stefan Kottwitz » Thu Mar 12, 2015 3:12 pm

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.

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