# Format for enumerate environment

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## Format for enumerate environment

 This is undoubtedly a stupid question, but bear with me. I am trying to format an enumerated list (using the enumerate environment, and we are at the top level—this is not inside another “enumerate” environment).  I want to have the numbering in arabic followed by a period, as in  1. First item 2. Second item etc, but I need to interrupt the list to insert commentary/instructions.  I know about both the enumitem package (using \end{enumerate}, then \begin{enumerate}[resume} and the mdwlist package, (using \suspend{enumerate} then \resume{enumerate}.  For some reason (is it because I am using the amsart document style?) the default labelling is in parentheses, contrary to what the Latex Companion says.   I can change the format back to the one I want, using \usepackage{enumerate} and \begin{enumerate}[1.], but can’t interrupt the list—at least I don’t know how: if I don’t invoke either enumitem or mdwlist, I know I have to go through contortions to resume the numbering after the comment, which I don’t quite understand (the explanation on pp 129-131 is opaque to me).  If I try to use enumitem and start with \begin{enumerate}[1.], even with \usepackage{enumerate},  it tells me 1. is undefined.   If I use mdwlist alone with the same initial \begin{enumerate}[1.] I get an immediate missing item error.    The best outcome I managed was to \usepackage{enumerate} together with \mdwlist;  with the initial \begin{enumerate}[1.] : if I don’t try to put [1.] after the \resume{enumerate} I get a good listing, but the first part of the list is labeled as desired (1. First) but the second part is indented, and labeled parenthetically ( (3) Third ).  I’ve attached the minimal example with this configuration. If I try to use [1.] after \resume{enumerate}, it finds a missing item in the second part of the list. Can someone give me a (hopefully straightforward) solution to the problem, so that I get 1. First item 2. Second item We pause for a break 3. Third item 4. Fourth item ? Zbigniew Nitecki Department of Mathematics Tufts University Medford, MA 02155 telephones: Office    (617)627-3843 Dept.    (617)627-3234 Dept. fax    (617)627-3966 http://www.tufts.edu/~znitecki/ ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex test1.tex (564 bytes) Download Attachment test1.pdf (55K) Download Attachment
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## Re: Format for enumerate environment

 I don't claim any expertise on these packages, but does this produce what you want?   \resume{enumerate}[{[1.]}] Please don't ask me to explain the meaning of the syntax though: I got this with some experimentation!Best regards,Bill SloughOn Wed, Aug 7, 2019 at 5:28 PM Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <[hidden email]> wrote: This is undoubtedly a stupid question, but bear with me. I am trying to format an enumerated list (using the enumerate environment, and we are at the top level—this is not inside another “enumerate” environment).  I want to have the numbering in arabic followed by a period, as in  1. First item 2. Second item etc, but I need to interrupt the list to insert commentary/instructions.  I know about both the enumitem package (using \end{enumerate}, then \begin{enumerate}[resume} and the mdwlist package, (using \suspend{enumerate} then \resume{enumerate}.  For some reason (is it because I am using the amsart document style?) the default labelling is in parentheses, contrary to what the Latex Companion says.   I can change the format back to the one I want, using \usepackage{enumerate} and \begin{enumerate}[1.], but can’t interrupt the list—at least I don’t know how: if I don’t invoke either enumitem or mdwlist, I know I have to go through contortions to resume the numbering after the comment, which I don’t quite understand (the explanation on pp 129-131 is opaque to me).  If I try to use enumitem and start with \begin{enumerate}[1.], even with \usepackage{enumerate},  it tells me 1. is undefined.   If I use mdwlist alone with the same initial \begin{enumerate}[1.] I get an immediate missing item error.    The best outcome I managed was to \usepackage{enumerate} together with \mdwlist;  with the initial \begin{enumerate}[1.] : if I don’t try to put [1.] after the \resume{enumerate} I get a good listing, but the first part of the list is labeled as desired (1. First) but the second part is indented, and labeled parenthetically ( (3) Third ).  I’ve attached the minimal example with this configuration. If I try to use [1.] after \resume{enumerate}, it finds a missing item in the second part of the list. Can someone give me a (hopefully straightforward) solution to the problem, so that I get 1. First item 2. Second item We pause for a break 3. Third item 4. Fourth item ? Zbigniew Nitecki Department of Mathematics Tufts University Medford, MA 02155 telephones: Office    (617)627-3843 Dept.    (617)627-3234 Dept. fax    (617)627-3966 http://www.tufts.edu/~znitecki/ ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faq List Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/ List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                 https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/ TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/ List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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## Re: Format for enumerate environment

 In reply to this post by Nitecki, Zbigniew H. On 8 Aug 2019, at 8:28 am, Nitecki, Zbigniew H. <[hidden email]> wrote: This is undoubtedly a stupid question, but bear with me. Nothing stupid about it. I am trying to format an enumerated list (using the enumerate environment, and we are at the top level—this is not inside another “enumerate” environment).  I want to have the numbering in arabic followed by a period, as in  1. First item 2. Second item etc, but I need to interrupt the list to insert commentary/instructions.  I know about both the enumitem package (using \end{enumerate}, then \begin{enumerate}[resume} and the mdwlist package, (using \suspend{enumerate} then \resume{enumerate}.  For some reason (is it because I am using the amsart document style?) the default labelling is in parentheses, contrary to what the Latex Companion says.   I can change the format back to the one I want, using \usepackage{enumerate} and \begin{enumerate}[1.], but can’t interrupt the list—at least I don’t know how: if I don’t invoke either enumitem or mdwlist, I know I have to go through contortions to resume the numbering after the comment, which I don’t quite understand (the explanation on pp 129-131 is opaque to me).  If I try to use enumitem and start with \begin{enumerate}[1.], even with \usepackage{enumerate},  it tells me 1. is undefined.   If I try to use [1.] after \resume{enumerate}, it finds a missing item in the second part of the list. Can someone give me a (hopefully straightforward) solution to the problem, so that I get Here’s how I do it. \begin{enumerate}[1.] 1. First item 2. Second item \end{enumerate} We pause for a break \begin{enumerate}[1.]  \setcounter{enumi}{2}%  where the counter would be if there was no break 3. Third item 4. Fourth item \end{enumerate} ? Zbigniew Nitecki Department of Mathematics Tufts University Medford, MA 02155 telephones: Office    (617)627-3843 Dept.    (617)627-3234 Dept. fax    (617)627-3966 http://www.tufts.edu/~znitecki/ ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Hi5kCWLVn6iXrrvLux7uua?domain=tex.ac.uk List Reminders and Etiquette: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/1-WUCXLW6DiDEE3PCDCYhl?domain=sites.esm.psu.edu List Archives: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/Pf4MCYW86EspVVPWFVBicH?domain=dir.gmane.org                https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/YAHACZY146s8KKyqfxV5y7?domain=email.esm.psu.edu TeX on Mac OS X Website: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/U9YKC1WLjwsBJJKAu1neKL?domain=mactex-wiki.tug.org List Info: https://protect-au.mimecast.com/s/gfNOC2xMRkUZ55A2HXefw8?domain=email.esm.psu.edu Dr Ross Moore Department of Mathematics and Statistics  12 Wally’s Walk, Level 7, Room 734 Macquarie University, NSW 2109, Australia T: +61 2 9850 8955  |  F: +61 2 9850 8114 M:+61 407 288 255  |  E: [hidden email] http://www.maths.mq.edu.au CRICOS Provider Number 00002J. Think before you print.  Please consider the environment before printing this email. This message is intended for the addressee named and may  contain confidential information. If you are not the intended  recipient, please delete it and notify the sender. Views expressed  in this message are those of the individual sender, and are not  necessarily the views of Macquarie University. ----------- Please Consult the Following Before Posting ----------- TeX FAQ: http://www.tex.ac.uk/faqList Reminders and Etiquette: https://sites.esm.psu.edu/~gray/tex/List Archives: http://dir.gmane.org/gmane.comp.tex.macosx                https://email.esm.psu.edu/pipermail/macosx-tex/TeX on Mac OS X Website: http://mactex-wiki.tug.org/List Info: https://email.esm.psu.edu/mailman/listinfo/macosx-tex
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