# [texhax] The visual effect of optional settings in inline lists

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Wed May 19 10:26:01 CEST 2010

Susan Dittmar wrote:
> Dear Paul,
>
> in addition to what Rolf Turner already wrote:
>
> Quoting P. R. Stanley (paulrichardstanley at gmail.com):
>> What I'm trying to achieve is to have the item index (numeral or
>> alphebetical) enclosed in a  pair of parentheses if, that is to say,
>> parents are indeed the right punctuations to use in in inline lists.
>
> I'm no typographer, so this is just personal opinion. I would use
> parentheses at this point, as it helps distinguishing the numerals'' from
> the rest of the text. I'd do it as
>
> \begin{inparaenum}[\itshape (a)]
>
> Hope that helps,
>
> 	Susan
>

which might look odd, as the ()'s comes out in italics, which many
people dislike.

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/daleif