# LaTeX: Adding an Enumerate environment to a Tabular environment

I am trying to add an ordered list (enumerate) to a table (tabular) in LaTeX with the following:

 \begin{tabular}{|l|l|}
\hline
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\begin{enumerate}
\item This is item 1
\item This is item 2
\end{enumerate}
\\
\hline
\end{tabular}


But I am getting the following error:

! LaTeX Error: Something's wrong--perhaps a missing \item.

See the LaTeX manual or LaTeX Companion for explanation. Type H for immediate help. ...

                                               l.34    \item T
his is item 1 ?


Does anyone know what the problem might be?

If I put the enumerate environment outside of the tabular environment it works, so I guess I am currently missing something with my example of the table.

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You need to use p-columns in your table where you want the lists to be. In your example, since the list is in column 2, the following should work. Instead of:

\begin{tabular}{|l|l|}


use

\begin{tabular}{|l|p{5cm}|}


This basically creates a paragraph environment inside that table cell, I think. See this post for more information.

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Haven't tried it, but this was my first guess too. –  dmckee Jan 9 '10 at 18:44