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9. Special paragraph shapes

9.1. Bullet lists: itemizedlist

A bullet list is a set of narrower paragraphs, each shown with a round dot (the bullet) before it. Typical uses are lists of features, lists of important points, and such.

Enclose the entire bullet list inside an itemizedlist element. Then, enclose each item within a listitem element containing one or more para or simpara elements.

For example, this input:

    <itemizedlist>
      <listitem>
        <para>Mangos.</para>
      </listitem>
      <listitem>
        <para>Chirimoya.</para>
      </listitem>
    </itemizedlist>

produces this output:

  • Mangos.

  • Chirimoya.

Normally, bullet lists have a fairly generous amount of space between the bullets. To reduce this space, add a spacing='compact' attribute to the itemizedlist element. Here is the example list again in compact spacing:

  • Mangos.

  • Chirimoya.