# How to make a single list environment

Hi all,

I want to make a clone of the Itemize environment, only with narrower spacing.
After didlling around with some Itemize LaTeX found in non-book environments,
I figured I'd just roll my own. I already know how to make a 2 environment
list, with the outer environment defining the list, and each instance of the
inner environment defining one item.

That would be just fine in LaTeX, but it's inconvenient in LyX. So I'm trying
to make something like Itemize, which both creates the list and makes each
paragraph an item. The following simple LaTeX came dang close to working:

\newcommand*{\starlabel}{*}
% ### Vertically denser than Itemize Outline ###
\newenvironment{outlineL}{
\list{}{
\let\makelabel\starlabel
\setlength\parsep{-2pt}
\setlength\labelsep{0.2in}
}

\item[]
}{
\endlist
}

The preceding is close but no cigar, because it prints the star only on the
first item of each list or sublist, as shown in the attached graphic. I
experimented with putting the star in the first arg of the list, nothing
showed up. I put it in the squarebrackets following item, no joy.

What's the correct way to do this?

Thanks

Steve Litt
Recession Relief Package
http://www.recession-relief.US



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