[texhax] The visual effect of optional settings in inline lists

P. R. Stanley paulrichardstanley at gmail.com
Wed May 19 05:38:45 CEST 2010

Hi folks,

What is the general purpose and visual effect of the optional 
settings in the inparaenum environment in the document below?

What I'm trying to achieve is to have the item index (numeral or 
alphebetical) enclosed in a  pair of parentheses if, that is to say, 
parents are indeed the right punctuations to use in in inline lists.

%start source
\documentclass[a4paper, 12bp]{article}


I have two items in this list
\begin{inparaenum}[\itshape a \upshape] %the optional args
\item this is the first item and
\item this is the second.

%end source]

Much obliged

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