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2answers
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Difference between commenting out empty lines and \noindent?

My question is similar to this one but I understand the behavior described there and am interested in best practices in cases like the following. Typically, when ending an environment like quote in ...
53
votes
2answers
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When to use \par and when \\

What is the difference between \par and \\ and when should I use \par instead of \\?
6
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1answer
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Newline, indentation, parskip - when to use what in what stylistic manner?

I intend to use scrbook. In real-life literature, English and German language, the text often looks like this: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod ...
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votes
3answers
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Good strategy for line breaks with paragraphs of LaTeX source

What approach is recommended regarding line breaks when writing paragraphs of LaTeX? Should a new line be started at the end of each sentence? Is it better to manually start new lines or to let the ...
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2answers
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Downsides of using \par instead of two new lines

Coming from an HTML background using <p> to mark paragraphs I consequently use \par to mark paragraphs instead of using two consecutive blank lines. This feels more semantic (of course I realize ...