{paragraphs} are distinct text divisions that begin on a new, usually indented line. In TeX, a paragraph is ended by the \par command or at least one blank line. If your question is about the \paragraph or \subparagraph sectioning commands, use {sectioning} plus {sections-paragraphs} instead.

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Adding blank line (between) and indenting first line of all paragraphs

I would like to have a blank line between all the paragraphs in addition to the indent on the first line of the paragraph (instead of just the indent). As of now I am using the following to add just ...
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What is the difference between \@@par and \par?

In LaTeX internal code I came accross \@@par. How is this different from \par or \newline. When should I use \@@par if I am writing a package or class file? In general, there are so many other ...
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Line break after a paragraph [on hold]

I have a strange word alignment if i use a \linebreak after a paragraph. If i don't use it, there is no spacing between the upcoming text and it looks awkward. Is there any line breaking command, that ...
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arrows decorating text on a page

I want to mark two points in the middle of a paragraph (or more) of text, and draw an arrow from one point to the next. The arrow can be in colour and with some transparency, and can overwrite the ...
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Automaticaly add paragraph spacing only between two textual paragraphs

I can use: \setlength{\parskip}{\baselineskip} \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} But this messes up the rest of the document as it also increases the spacing after chapters, sections, sub-sections, and ...
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formating lines in the paragraphs

I'm writing report in latex .But my document appear with not good style all lines in paragraphs not in same length >How to get that ? edit: \documentclass{book} \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} ...
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Change space between title and text in \paragraph command

I am wondering if there is a way to remove the space that comes between the title and the text when using the \paragraph command. I am working on my thesis, and have gotten it proof read by someone ...
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unusual space between paragraphs [duplicate]

I am writing a thesis document in Latex. I have already written several pages in it but suddenly at one page the spacing between paragraphs is too much (3-4 lines). As its a long documents so, its a ...
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Arrows line decoration on the left of paragraph

I'm working on a small package to manage QRH (a sort of checklist for aeronautical purposes). I want to print a line with arrows on the left of the paragraph, possibly with text in the middle, like in ...
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Paragraph indentation after lstlisting environments

I tried to indent first paragraph after a customized lstlisting environment \documentclass{article} \usepackage{listings,lipsum} \lstnewenvironment{mycode}{}{\par} \begin{document} \lipsum[1] ...
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Command : \noindent not working

I'm want a simple paragraph in my document with no indentation. I'm using the command \noindent at the beginning of the paragraph, But its not working. Here's the code I'm using ...
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How to add separator between paragraphs (or minipages) on the same page?

I am trying to typeset a list of quotations in the following way: No quotation is split across pages. Between adjacent quotations on the same page, there is a separator (such as a fleuron or ...
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How do I redefine the paragraph style midway through the document (and then go back to the default)?

I prefer to build my bibliography manually because I'm finicky about the formatting, and I need each bibliographical entry to have a hanging indent and an empty line after it. I'm doing fine with this ...
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Modify space between paragraphs and nothing else

Edit If you prefer some additional space between paragraphs, you can't simply do \setlength{\parskip}{<length>} as this will also modify settings for list environments, the table of ...
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Hanging Indents / Text Wrapping

I'm trying to implement a command to be used in place of the itemize/enumerate environments. The idea is that I want to have a command (\detail), which can be used to construct an itemized list ...
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72 pt. spacing before Section heading [duplicate]

I'm trying to add a 72 pt. space before the section heading. I do not only want the 72 pt. between paragraphs but basically every section should start at a new page with a 72 pt. spacing before it. ...
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question in latex

\\ command in latex creates a new paragraph. I want a command in which when I finish a line, I want to have next line black and then I want to start from the left of next line. Is there an easy ...
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How to get a *lazy* list to play nice with other environments

I've created a lazy itemize command. Partially I've just done it for the hell of it: to see if I could create a command to do what I want it to. Partially to try to get to understand better how ...
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Safely overriding default paragraph breaking to something unusual

I am, as an experiment, trying to simulate a certain typgraphic style which uses only the pilcrow sign to separate paragraphs -- no line breaking. What I'm after should look like this: This example ...
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Resetting \parskip to 0pt “seems” to be ignored by \par

I was revisiting old code and rewriting things in what I thought was a more elegant manner, but I got unexpected results. I have the following code which seems to do exactly what I want it to do ...
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Document paragraph spacing changes

I'm a bit confused about the paragraph spacing in my large document. To begin with my document has spaces between the paragraphs, which looks nice. However about halfway through it changes to no ...
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Force unskipping paragraphs

I am using OmegaT for translating a huge amount of text, which I thereafter export to a text file format. However, due to the way OmegaT breaks text units up ("segmentation" they call it), I sometimes ...
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Hanging Indent for Every Paragraph in Memoir?

I'd like to set a hanging indent for every paragraph in my document. Yes, I know that's unusual but that's the goal for today. I'm using the memoir document class, and so far I have the formatting ...
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Latex text goes out of bottom margine and get clipped

Following is the code that gives the wired result. \documentclass[a4paper,12pt, oneside]{book} %enable linespacing commands% \usepackage{setspace} %set onehalf line spacing \onehalfspacing ...
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Setting \parindent to 2em or \quad

I would like to set \parindent to 2em (or \quad which is the same if I know correctly). How can I do it? \setlength{\parindent}{...} only accepts values with length units, for example, 15pt, 1cm, ...
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Last word of paragraph appears on new page after figure

I use a figure environment without placement specifiers, and it ends up being put on top of a page, with the very last word of the preceding paragraph put just below it. This means that the page with ...
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Change parskip in eledmac

When I try to adjust parskip in eledmac, it only takes effect when the paragraph starts with a label. For example: %!TEX TS-program = xelatex \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{libertine} ...
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Align section titles in margins properly

This is a follow-up to First paragraph indented after section title in margin, but I'm unable to vote, comment, or accept answers there because it's made under a guest account and not linked to this ...
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First paragraph indented after section title in margin

How do you keep the first paragraph from being indented, even when indentation is off, when using section titles in the margin? I'm pretty new to LaTeX, but I thought I was getting pretty good at it, ...
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Indenting part of a paragraph

I'm trying to get this result in LateX. I've looked at a few questions about indenting an entire paragraph but can't find how to keep my abstract label at the margin and then indent the rest of the ...
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How to make a framebox around paragraph title

I would like to have a framebox around some paragraph titles. Something like the diagram below. I would like the framebox to have a background color (e.g. cyan), round corners, and shade if possible. ...
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How can i make (force) a paragraph to be justified and have a specified number of lines

How can i make (force) a paragraph to be justified and have a specified number of lines? Intra-line spacing is not important, but the paragraph should be completely rectangular. Below is a minimal ...
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Paragraph numbering (lineno for paragraphs)

How can I add margin numbering for paragraphs? It should be alternating (left and right) for odd and even pages. So basically like lineo with the switch option but for paragraphs instead of lines.
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Equally distribute text among a given amount of lines; automatically adjusting the width

Given some text, I want to centrally align this text on a given amount of lines. For example, \documentclass{article} \begin{document} Nam dui ligula, fringilla a, euismod sodales, sollicitudin vel, ...
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Enumeration for “regular” paragraphs

I would like to have enumerated paragraphs using the document's default paragraph layout. Currently, I achieve this using manual enumerations using the code listed below. How can I get the same ...
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Spacing between paragraph of text and itemize list

My code from TeXworks below outputs a paragraph of text followed by an itemize list followed by another paragraph of text. Each paragraph is double-spaced, and the spacing within the text of each ...
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What is indentation good for? [duplicate]

I am a German native speaker and I have a question that concerns latex, i.e. the command \noindent. As I would do it, a text with several paragraphs would look like this: Duis autem vel eum ...
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Paragraph indentation

I am trying to get TeX to indent every new paragraph, but have not been successful after trying many different preambles. Currently, this is my preamble: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Spacing of text within a table cell

I am inserting the following text inside the cell of a table \documentclass[a4paper]{book} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[pdftex, final]{graphicx} \usepackage[francais]{babel} ...
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vertical space between paragraphs and `topsep` in \usepackage{enumitem} cancel each other out

I'm using \setlength{\parskip}{\baselineskip} to insert vertical space between the paragraphs in my document. However this create a conflict with my list environments. To solve that I am using the ...
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The correct way of making vertical spaces between paragraphs

This little piece of advice is all over the web: "Do not break the document flow in LaTeX." So what is the "correct" way of making an "extra large" break between two paragraphs (the same thing you ...
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Typesetting novel dialogue where one speaker has multiple paragraphs

I'm typesetting a novel wherein many characters have 2+ paragraphs of uninterrupted dialogue. Example: “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…tik. “Nullam orci dolor, porttitor a…julo? “Nulla nibh ...
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Can't get \hangfootparindent to work with \footmisc

I use \footmisc to style my footnotes, with the hang option (in combination with raged2e). I'd like to set the second and subsequent paragraphs in multiparagraph notes with an indentation, but can't ...
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parskip=half option ignored after captionof

Using minted, I'm typesetting listings that are longer than one page. However, using the listing environment that comes with minted does not work, because it does not break at the and of a page. I ...
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Choose the line spread of a particular font size

Suppose that (say) I am writing text of size \large but want the line spread associated to the \huge size. How do I do that? Obviously, I want a solution that works in gerater generality, that is, ...
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Suppress paragraph indentation after tcblisting environment?

I am writing a document containing lost of snippets of code, and I've defined an environment using tcblisting from the tcolorbox package to do this. The environments work fine. What I want to do ...
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set parbox in preamble

is there any way to set a \parbox of a specific size in the preamble and then automatically pass text from the main body into it? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Indent paragraphs

I wrote all my text using the command \paragraph{} and now I'm difficulties to indent and set the spacing between paragraphs. I would like to indent the first line of paragraphs with spacing of 1.25 ...
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Have paragraphs with spacing between them inside “flushleft”

In my LaTeX document, I'd like to have two paragraphs which are separated by some smaller vertical spacing. When I use the following code, this works just as intended, automatically: ...
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How to see explicit paragraph markings in compiled document?

Sometimes I find it hard to keep track of where new paragraphs begin in my document. I have a lot of display equations and \noindent commands, as well as line breaks, blank lines, figures, etc. I ...