Nicer item lists with paralist and compactitem


Personally, I do not like the standard itemize and enumerate environments very much.
To me, they waste a lot of space and their formatting does not look very nice.

The package paralist provides several enhancements to these environments.
One that I like very much is compactitem.
It is basically just a compact version of the standard itemize environment that eliminates all vertical skips. Using this environment, I don’t have to reduce these skips manually.

In general, I use the following structure for my item lists:

\begin{compactitem}
  \item[\textbf{Item1}:] TextTextText
  \item[\textbf{Item2}:] TextTextText
\end{compactitem}

P.S.: compactenum achieves the same effect for enumerate

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