@enumerate: Making a Numbered or Lettered List ¶
@enumerate is like
@itemize: Making an Itemized List),
except that the labels on the items are successive integers or letters
instead of bullets.
@enumerate command at the beginning of a line. The
command does not require an argument, but accepts either a number or a
letter as an option. Without an argument,
@enumerate starts the
list with the number ‘1’. With a numeric argument, such as
‘3’, the command starts the list with that number. With an upper-
or lowercase letter, such as ‘a’ or ‘A’, the command starts
the list with that letter.
Write the text of the enumerated list in the same way as an itemized
list: write a line starting with
@item at the beginning of
each item in the enumeration. It is ok to have text following the
@item, and the text for an item can continue for several
You should put a blank line between entries in the list. This generally makes it easier to read the Info file.
Here is an example of
@enumerate without an argument:
@enumerate @item Underlying causes. @item Proximate causes. @end enumerate
Here is an example with an argument of 3:
@enumerate 3 @item Predisposing causes. @item Precipitating causes. @item Perpetuating causes. @end enumerate
Here is a summary:
Without an argument, produce a numbered list, with the first item numbered 1.
With an (unsigned) numeric argument, start a numbered list with that number. You can use this to continue a list that you interrupted with other text.
With an uppercase letter as argument, start a list in which each item is marked by a letter, beginning with that uppercase letter.
With a lowercase letter as argument, start a list in which each item is marked by a letter, beginning with that lowercase letter.
You can also nest enumerated lists, as in an outline.