# [texhax] strange behaviour with \parshape, list-like environment and minipage

Philip TAYLOR (Webmaster, Ret'd) P.Taylor at Rhul.Ac.Uk
Mon Sep 26 10:55:26 CEST 2011

VAFA KHALIGHI wrote:

> I also should add that with this change, itemize is indented from right in ordinary text (outside minipage) and inside minipage if I put \leavevmode, then it works as expected but that makes some vertical space before itemize environment which is not desired.

I would be tempted to address the last, if the only problem
is the extra vertical white space.  This is presumably \parskip
glue, so why not use {\parskip = 0 pt \leavevmode} ?  If it
turns out not to be \parskip glue but (e.g.,) \baselineskip
glue or even \lineskip glue, you could zero that one in
place of (or in addition to) \parskip within the group.

Philip Taylor