# Compact lists in LaTeX

New environments that take up a lot less space than the original ones:

\newcommand{\backskip}{\vspace{-0.4\baselineskip}}
\newenvironment{compactitemize} % compact itemize list
{\backskip\begin{itemize}\itemsep0pt\parskip0pt}
{\end{itemize}\backskip}
\newenvironment{compactdescription} % compact description list
{\backskip\begin{itemize}\itemsep0pt\parskip0pt}
{\end{itemize}\backskip}
\newenvironment{compactenumerate} % compact enumerate list
{\backskip\begin{enumerate}\itemsep0pt\parskip0pt}
{\end{enumerate}\backskip}

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## About swk

I am a computational linguist, teacher of computer science and above all a huge fan of LaTeX. I use LaTeX for everything, including things you never wanted to do with LaTeX. My latest love is lilypond, aka LaTeX for music. I'll post at irregular intervals about cool stuff, stupid hacks and annoying settings I want to remember for the future.