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## Re: Formatting

 From: Tassilo Horn Subject: Re: Formatting Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 12:14:27 +0200 User-agent: Gnus/5.130006 (Ma Gnus v0.6) Emacs/24.2.50 (gnu/linux)

Dieter Britz <address@hidden> writes:

Hi Dieter,

> I often have a list of items, and like it to look like this:
>
>   \item bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
>         bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
>         bla bla bla bla
>
> etc. I write it like that, and as I type in more lines, they get
> nicely margined in the same way.
>
> However, if I now change the text, and then reformat using ESC-q,
> it changes to
>
>   \item bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
>     bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla bla
>     bla bla bla bla
>
> Can I force it to keep my chosen margins?

I assume you use AUCTeX for LaTeX editing, right?  If so, you could set

(setq LaTeX-indent-level 6)
(setq LaTeX-item-indent -6)

and it should fill \item paragraphs as you like.  However, now every
environment's content will be indented with 6 instead of 2 spaces, too.

Bye,
Tassilo