## Description

Used in itemizations. Prints the first paragraph of an item in the headstyle specified in \startitemize, and prevents a pagebreak from occurring between the head and the next item. By default, the headstyle is simply the normal style. An empty line or a \par after a \head is required, so that ConTeXt may distinguish between the header line and the rest of the head item.

Because the occasional bold item in a list still does not look very much like a head, the items under the head are often printed in a nested \startitemize.

The syntax \head[ref] probably do not work - it is necessary to use \starthead[ref] ... \stophead ([1])

## Example

\startitemize[packed][headstyle=bold]
\head Birds % empty line is required between first par and rest of head
% item, or one will get a very long header

What is water? This is a difficult question to answer,
because water is impossible to define. One could ask
the same question about birds. What {\em are} birds?
We just don't know.
\startitemize[a]
\item Toucan
\item Quetzal
\item Cassowary
\stopitemize

\head Mammals \par % The \par has the same function as the empty line
\startitemize[continue]
\item Anteater
\item Sloth
\item Capybara
\stopitemize
\stopitemize


### Example of a reference

  \startitemize[i][stopper=),headstyle=bold]
\item[TheItem] Item

Some text

\stopitemize



• \startitemize
• \item to print ordinary items
• \sym to print an item with a custom symbol
• \mar to print an item with margin text
• \sub to print an item with a continuation mark
• \its to print an item with a row of marks (for response ranges)
• \ran to print a range for the \its row