# How are environments used in a LaTeX document?

## How are environments used in a LaTeX document?

Environments are used to format blocks of text in a LaTeX documents. This article explains how to use environments and how to define new ones. Below you can see a very simple example on how to use an environment. begin{ center } This text will be centred since it is inside a special environment.

## What do the mandatory arguments mean in latex?

The mandatory arguments and indicate what LaTeX should do at the beginning and end of the environment. Note that although can reference the arguments using #1 etc, the part can’t. Let’s first consider an example of an environment without any arguments.

How is the text formatted in an environment?

In this example all the text inside the center environment is centred. Environments are delimited by an opening tag \\begin and a closing tag \\end. Everything inside those tags will be formatted in a special manner depending on the type of the environment.

How is an environment formatted in overleaf?

Environments are delimited by an opening tag \\begin and a closing tag \\end. Everything inside those tags will be formatted in a special manner depending on the type of the environment.

### How to build a very compact itemize in latex?

I am trying to build a very compact itemize with LaTeX, because I want to fit it in a table without whitespace everywhere. I have tried many packages ( paralist, mdwlist, enumitem) but non of them can fully do it.

### Which is the optional argument in enumerate-TeX-LaTeX?

The environment, by default (!), can take optional arguments, thanks to the wizardry of the enumitem package. The “empty” optional argument is given as ,. As reference for the use of mandatory/optional arguments with environments, either see source2e ( texdoc source2e) or LaTeX help with ewenvironment.

How to create nested lists in LaTeX editor?

Nested Lists. In LaTeX you can insert a list inside another list. The above lists may be included within one another, either mixed or of one type, to a depth of four levels. begin{ enumerate } item The labels consists of sequential numbers. begin{ itemize } item The individual entries are indicated with a black dot, a so-called bullet.