How do I hide bullets in LaTeX lists?


Latex Problem Overview

Semantically, I want an itemized list, but visually I just want some space. How can I hide the bullets?

Latex Solutions

Solution 1 - Latex

\item[] text

Optionally, you can put something inside the [].

Solution 2 - Latex

I can't speak for any other setup, but I'm using Tufte-Latex on MacTex, and I just typed the following:


It worked. :-) I love it when guessing does that. So just try adding [] after.

P.S. the "generalized" list from lindelof worked also, but they didn't line up as nicely as with itemize. Jakub's suggestion was what inspired my guess, when I tried it, I got a bunch of "label=" strings as bullet points.

Edit: As others have pointed out, the more standard approach is to again use [], but next to each item in the list as in other answers on this page. If you tire of seeing square brackets on each line, try other approaches on this page :)

\item[] first item

Solution 3 - Latex

My response is quite late for this thread but thought I will add it for the benefit of any future searchers.

I accomplished this by using the description environment and using blanks for the \item commands.


\item[] first item

That worked fine for me.

Solution 4 - Latex

What you probably want is a generalized list:

\item ...

The second argument to this environment is the symbol that will be inserted in front of every item.

Solution 5 - Latex

I think the best solution would be to use enumitem package from CTAN: It is present in teTeX and LaTex and should also be present in most other TeX distribution. Then you are able to use:

\item 1st item
\item ...

Solution 6 - Latex

The bullet itself is a macro so you can easily redefine it globally like this:


In your case just leave the macro empty. See this page for details.

Solution 7 - Latex

If all you want is the space, rather than a list environment you could use the tabbing environment

\> First Item\\
\> Second item\\
\> Third item


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