[l2h] problem with itemize alignment

Ross Moore ross at ics.mq.edu.au
Mon Jan 18 04:21:25 CET 2010

Hi Bob,

On 18/01/2010, at 9:37 AM, Bob van der Poel wrote:

> I'm having some problems using the \itemize  environment. When I just
> do a series of \items it works fine with a filled in circle "bullet"
> at the start of each item at the same vertical position.

This is using the HTML "Unordered List" tagging:
   <UL><LI>...</LI> ... </UL>

> However, if I
> do something like \item[ZZ] the 'ZZ' is displayed on its own line and
> the item text is on a new line.

Now you have switched to "Description List" tagging
   <DL><DD>...</DD> ... </DL>
since there is no other way in HTML to get a list structure.

> Any suggestions as how to "level" this out?

You will have to do this using CSS rules.
Sorry, I cannot tell you more than this, except that it
should be possible to set rules to individual environments.
But you will need to consult online CSS documentation,
and do a fair bit of experimentation to determine what kind
of rules work for your specific situation.

> -- 
> **** Listen to my CD at http://www.mellowood.ca/music/cedars ****
> Bob van der Poel

Hope this helps,


Ross Moore                                       ross at maths.mq.edu.au
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