# Command/keyword:textdistance

This option specifies the distance beween itemization items, specifically between the last character of one and the bullet/number of the next item.

## Values

none
no distance between items
small
half the value of a normal space, can be stretched by half of a em
medium
normal space distance, can be stretched by 1em
big
1em, can be stretched or shrinked by a space width
<skip>
e.g. 3pt plus 2pt minus 1pt

The standard distance is big, which makes the space quite inflexible, so you are encouraged to use medium to avoid “overfull \hbox”-warnings.

## Example

\starttext
There are several other important differences between human beings and animals that you should know about, e. g.
\startitemize[text][textdistance=medium]
\item Humans can create advanced tools,
\item have insufficient means of defense without them,
\item and are generally miserably adaped to anything,
\stopitemize
so they don’t prefer any home to another.
\stoptext