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I want do some common styling please give me most simple, neat and clear solution for following:

  • How can I indicate space between paragraphs? I want distance between paragraphs be more.
  • How in article class I can set main font size bigger than 12pt?
  • How can I draw a very simple border in every page. (Like ms-word page borders)
  • How can I insert a simple header in every page (in article class)
  • How can I easily define indent size of first line of paragraph? 1st line of 1st paragraph in each section have 0 indent, how can I modify that?

    Style me!

Perhaps you say that I should ask these in distinct questions, but I think the answers to all of these questions are short.

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closed as not a real question by doncherry, mbork, Mico, Martin Scharrer May 21 '12 at 6:07

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Beware of what you wish for. It may be granted unto you, thus making your work ugly. – Brent.Longborough May 19 '12 at 10:00
@Brent.Longborough Surly my work is going to be a little ugly! But I have to do that! :( – PHPst May 19 '12 at 10:04
You're exactly right that these questions should be asked in distinct questions, no matter how simple they might be. (Voted to close) – doncherry May 19 '12 at 10:30
Please ask only one question per question posts. This is an important principle on this site. – Martin Scharrer May 21 '12 at 6:10
up vote 7 down vote accepted

Here's the answer to your questions. (I really wouldn't add a frame around every page.)


% Adds space between paragraphs *without* removing indentation
%     (not a good idea)

% Alternative which removes indentation
% \usepackage{parskip}










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I don't understand why you would answer this question that so clearly breaks with our one-question-per-question rule. – doncherry May 19 '12 at 10:31
@doncherry I thought "If I can answer this with about a dozen lines of code, then ... why not." – lockstep May 19 '12 at 10:36
I'd argue because these simple questions, that only require a minimal amount of code, often attract the most users to tex.sx, they should still be kept separate. On top, duplicate handling gets really tricky if we answer bundled questions; and it just doesn't go along with the way of knowledge management the SE system implies. I don't mean to preach to you, I just highly value the system and rules of SE and think we should obey them more strictly than this. – doncherry May 19 '12 at 11:26
@doncherry Noted; will refrain from answering (unrelated) bundled stuff. – lockstep May 19 '12 at 11:29
Alright, and thanks for the constructive conversation! :) – doncherry May 19 '12 at 11:50

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