# Typesetting Problems

#### tomfitzyuk

Hey,

I'm trying to learn how to use LaTeX and while I think it's easy how to form equations and symbols, the thing I find most difficult is laying things out how I'd prefer.

I wanted it to look like this but couldn't work out how to do it, if anybody has any tips, examples, tutorials or book recommendations, please post them.

http://img58.imageshack.us/img58/7452/hmm6lw.jpg [Broken]

BTW, the vertical line is not supposed to be there, please ignore it.

Tom

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#### amcavoy

Assuming you are doing this in a .tex file (not on a forum), the code would look like this:

$\begin{enumerate}\item\begin{enumerate}\item Type what you want here for part 1a.\item 1b goes here...\end{enumerate}\item Now you're on 2\begin{enumerate}\item 2a is here\end{enumerate}\end{enumerate}$

#### tomfitzyuk

Thanks for the reply, what you posted enabled me to be able to do a lot but it's not my most preferred layout, is this possible?

http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/4580/example7kf.jpg [Broken]

The lines just show how I would prefer it to be aligned. In particular I would want the equation to start on the line of the item.

My code is:
\begin{enumerate}
\item $z_1 = 1 + i \\ z_2 = 2 - 3i \\ z_3 = 4 + 4i$

\item[i.]
\begin{eqnarray*}
z_1 + z_2 + z_3 &=& (1 + i) + (2 - 3i) + (4 + 4i) \\
&=& 7 + 2i
\end{eqnarray*}

\item[ii.]
\begin{eqnarray*}
2z_1 + 4z_3 &=& 2(1 + i) + 4(4 + 4i) \\
&=& 2 + 2i + 16 + 16i \\
&=& 18 + 18i
\end{eqnarray*}

\item[iii.]
\begin{eqnarray*}
z_3 - z_1 &=& (4 + 4i) - (1 + i) \\
&=& 3 + 3i
\end{eqnarray*}

\end{enumerate}

Which I think is quite inefficient (too much typing per equation, I don't mean the symbols, the whole formatting of each equation, maybe this is just what LaTeX is like) and not to my liking.

Does anybody have any tips?