{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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Indention: Disable (Globally)

Problem Given the beamer class. Can I remove indention globally? \setlength{\parindent}{0em} didn't work out. Example Here's a minimal example: \documentclass{beamer} \begin{document} ...
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Resolving troubles with line breaking in paragraph

I am working on a larger project with text I cannot alter at all, so I obviously run into various troubles with overfull and underfull hboxes &c. Therefore I've created the following macro (using ...
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\everypar in section (or chapter) command not working

This is a follow up question of Automatic Paragraph Numbers (\everypar only for paragraphs and not for \section and so on). I want to change \everypar in every section (or chapter). As soon as ...
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Automatic Paragraph Numbers (\everypar only for paragraphs and not for \section and so on)

I want to write a specification and each paragraph should automatically be numbered. I found something similar in a book about fitness training: I prepared a small MWE (two-sided layout): ...
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Original on odd, translation on even pages

I have a text and its translation. I want to print the original text on even pages and the translation on odd pages. Paragraphs of the two versions should be aligned to each other. Do you know an easy ...
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Newline in caption in amsart

This answer (http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/48313/38588) explains how to eliminate the error from a newline inside a caption for a figure. However, this does not work when using the amsart document ...
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Double hard carriage return does not generate indented paragraph after pasting text from Word. Any tips or workarounds?

I'm using ShareLaTeX and I have pasted some text from Word into the tool. In some of these sections I am noticing an issue when I compile to PDF. Even though a blank line exists in the LaTeX coding, ...
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empty space between words in a paragraph

I use the command below in the Thesis.tex file to prevent hyphenation at the end of every sentences in a paragraph/text. \tolerance=1 \emergencystretch=\maxdimen \hyphenpenalty=10000 \hbadness=10000 ...
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\marginpar for all the document

I'm trying to do the following: put the input line number (of the code) on each paragraph in the whole pdf output. For example, for the code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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Inserting predefined paragraph number in page header - follow up

I am following up further on the questions in: Inserting predefined paragraph numbers in page header I was not allowed to comment on this issue so had to create a new question. @Andrew. @Sujato has ...
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Footnote numbering per-paragraph

How can I produce this footnote numbering? Paragraph 1: This is a text [footnote 1]. This is another [footnote 2]. Paragraph 2: I have seen in many books this usage of footnotes [footnote 1 for ...
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How to skip a page when a new paragraph has only one line available [duplicate]

Is there any way to automatically (i.e., without \newpage) make latex begin a new page when there's only one line left on a page? So, for instance, the 5th paragraph in the example below would start ...
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Why is there no indent to the first line in my quoted paragraph?

I wanted to indent some quoted content (both 1cm from left and 1cm from right), so I defined a new environment (MWE) as follows \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,openany]{book} \usepackage{latexsym} ...
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Why hbox does not start a new paragraph?

These two produce the same result: abc %\null def \bye abc \null def \bye These two are different: abc %\null def \bye abc \null def \bye Does anybody know where this behavior is ...
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how to add a key word beside a paragraph?

I would like to add a key word beside a paragraph for the sake of clarity as follows \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} \blindtext \end{document} How can I ...
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Inserting predefined paragraph numbers in page header

I am dealing with translated texts that have "paragraph" numbers which are already defined in the source, with which I must keep consistency. Hence I can't use \theparagraph to generate the numbers. ...
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How to eat / gobble only whitespace or (implicit) \par?

I created a command that prints material in an aux file and that's all. I can reasonably expect it to (also) be used in the following ways: \precis{Some text} The section goes on. \precis{Some text} ...
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How to give double line spacing between paragraphs?

I am preparing my thesis with single line spaced, but it needs double line spacing between paragraphs. I am using \\ at the end of paragraph to achieve this. How to do this by using \parskip package ...
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\par - inconsistency in output

I am using \par in my latex document. In my complied document, some space is left in the beginning for few paragraphs while for others there is no space. How can I fix this?
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Balancing lines in two-column document containing figures

How to balance lines in two-column document that contains figures? In other words - how to set the vertical margins of figure with caption so that the line after the figure corresponds to the line in ...
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Giving “implicit” paragraphs numbers

I'm using the \setcounter{secnumdepth}{} feature to number my paragraphs. However, LateX only numbers paragraphs explicitly defined with \paragraph. Is there a way to make regular "implicit" ...
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Penalty between paragraphs

How do I modify the penalty given to a pagebreak between paragraphs? I looked everywhere and could not figure out. If I really need to I can redefine \par but I'm unsatisfied with such a hack.
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Indenting text in all paragraphs

I want to indent all the text in all the paragraphs in a document I am writing. Below is the method I am using to accomplish this. It works well enough but I was wondering if I could somehow put the ...
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Nested quotes have smaller and smaller paragraph skips

I'm using Memoir and \abnormalparskip{<length>}. Every time I start a new \begin{quote}, the space between paragraphs gets smaller and smaller until it's basically gone. Here is a minimal test ...
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Paragraph numbers at left margin

I would like to number some paragraphs of some sections inside a big document as described in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/543208/how-can-one-number-paragraphs-in-latex, see below: ...
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Paragraph between longtable title and main table?

First: I am very new to LaTeX. Therefore, please assume I know next to nothing about LaTeX - because I probably know next to nothing about LaTex! Problem: How can I add multiple paragraphs of text ...
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What is the default indent size? [duplicate]

When a paragraph begins, there is an indentation in the first line. How do I know the size of the indentation? Does it depend on the size of the font? Does it depend on something else?
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Avoid indenting one-liner paragraphs

Some weeks ago I've found here a thread about how to accomplish not indenting paragraphs when they consists on only one line. I can't find this thread now. What I want is that \parindent only applies ...
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Paragraph break only if insufficient space to end of line

I want to write source like Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. \smallnote{Smaller.} and have it render so that if there is enough room for a \parindent plus the start of the \smallnote (the first word, ...
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Is it permitted to have arguments (i.e. value in key-value) including \par in the xkeyval package?

I wish to use the xkeyval package to overide the 9 arguments limit and to clarifiy the different arguments (compulsory or optional). In my arguments/parameters, I have complete paragraphs possibly ...
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Is it true that when using \newline to stay in horizontal mode, the information will be on the same page?

I read here that using \newline keeps horizontal mode engaged. Is it true, then, that when I opt for \newline in for example \noindent\rule{\textwidth}{\heavyrulewidth}\newline Here is some text. ...
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How to stop indenting paragraphs in memoir? [duplicate]

I am using the memoir document class. My first paragraph is not indented, but all others are. No indent in the first paragraph in a section? explains how to indent them all. I want none of them to be ...
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Placing a fleuron in a paragraph indent without altering the spacing?

I'm trying to place a fleuron at the beginning of an indented paragraph without pushing the text of the first line forward. I want the fleuron to be flush with the left margin of the paragraph, while ...
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Paragraph skip preserving titlesec, titletoc, table of contents, list of figures and indentation

I have hard time dealing with paragraph skip while keeping titlesec/titletoc, table of contents, list of figures and indentation the same (this is a french book). I have the following class: ...
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Text indentation for dedication page

I am using stock book template and would like to create a dedication page. I have used this answer to align the text vertically and my current code is the following: \cleardoublepage ...
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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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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. ...