# [texhax] How to Not indent item lists

Dieter Meinert DMeinert at RosenInspection.net
Fri May 19 10:33:13 CEST 2006

Hi all,
Following (LaTeX?) problem:
I need an itemize (enum, desc...) environment where the label is
flush left to
the textmargin, but I seem to be unable to find the correct length of
\if...
The only success I had up to now was redefining the itemize
environment from
latex.ltx as shown below, which resulted in a gross overreaction.
Redefining \itemindent, \listindent,\listparindent
\parindent and lots of other lengths didn't show any result at all.

Certainly there must be an easier way nowadays.

\def\itemize{%
\ifnum \@itemdepth >\thr@@\@toodeep\else
\edef\@itemitem{labelitem\romannumeral\the\@itemdepth}%
\expandafter
\list
\csname\@itemitem\endcsname
%      {\def\makelabel##1{\hss\llap{##1}}}%
{\def\makelabel##1{\llap{##1}}}%
\fi}

To make clear what I have and what I want:

Oranges and lemons
\begin{itemize}
\item abs
\item dsa
\end{itemize}
say the bells of St. Clements

currently gives

-------------------
Oranges and lemons

o abs

o dsa

say the bells of St. Clements
-------------------

and I need
-------------------
Oranges and lemons

o abs
o dsa

say the bells of St. Clements
-------------------