# Re: Problems with indentation and linguistics module (covington)

Johannes Knaus wrote:
> After some days of playing around I still haven't found a solution to
> the problem. Indeed it seems a very tricky business.
>
> It seems that \leftmargin is completely ignored:

There are two things to be considered here:

1. leftmargin is differentiated per indendation level (\leftmargini,
\leftmarginii, etc.)

2. \leftmargin needs to be set before the list starts.

Try something like:

\renewenvironment{example}{%
\setlength\leftmargini{3.05em}
\begin{examples}%
\settowidth{\labelwidth}{(0.00)}%
\item}
{\end{examples}}

HTH,
Jürgen