# [texhax] no luck redefining \descriptionlabel to include a newline

Sat Jan 27 16:28:09 CET 2007

Dear list,

I am trying to make a description list have a new line after the
labels:

Label   this is how it normally is, this is how it normally is,
this is how it normally is, ...

Label
this is how I want it, this is how I want it, this is how
I want it, ...

Thus I do this in the preamble:

\makeatletter
\renewcommand{\descriptionlabel}[1]%
{\hspace{\labelsep}\descfont{#1}\newline}
\makeatother

However, the newline is not happening, and neither if I use \\

I tried to do this:

{A\hspace{\labelsep}B\descfont{#1}C{\newline}D}

and ABCD show up at the expected points in the output, so I know
that the redefinition of \descriptionlabel is actually having an
effect.

But why does it not honour the \newline?

Thanks,

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