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How can I add an empty line between to paragraphs, thus separating them more strongly?

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marked as duplicate by lockstep, egreg, zeroth, Qrrbrbirlbel, Harish Kumar Mar 18 '13 at 22:59

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I'm almost sure this is a duplicate but \vspace{\baselineskip} should do the job. You can also put a factor in front of the \baselineskip to get more or less extra space.

As hinted at by David though:
Don't use this code unless you know what you are doing!
In all probability you will only make your typesetting worse, not better.

And to prove my point, I used three different skip amounts for my paragraphs in this post, too. Doesn't it look ugly and unstructured?

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@Dominik, although this is the accepted answer you shouldn't normally be adding explicit space within the document. See the answers in the linked duplicate question. TeX has a built in mechanism for automatically adding space between paragraphs. – David Carlisle Mar 19 '13 at 0:07
@DavidCarlisle True, I should have used a "Don't do this unless you know what you are doing" disclaimer. Oh wait, I can edit. – Christian Mar 19 '13 at 11:28

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