[Tex/LaTex] How to change the `enumerate` list format to use letters instead of the default Arabic numerals


I've seen documentation whereby an \alph command is put around the \begin{enumerate} somewhere, but I'm not entirely sure how that operates…

Best Answer

Without any package you could do it by redefining the command \theenumi for formatting the enumi counter. (Also enumii, etc., for nested lists.)


inside the environment.... Or better, you could use a package like enumitem which allows, e.g.,

\item this is item a
\item another item

Use \alph for lowercase letters, \Alph for uppercase, etc. See the package documentation for more info.