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Should I make white spaces between the lines?

I don't know difference between two following codes: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} The first line. The second line. The third line. \end{document} and \documentclass{article} ...
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justify text and preserve paragraph indentation

I want to justify my text to left without losing the paragraph indentation. I tried ragged and flushleft, although both justify the text and the next paragraph. So I am losing intendation. I do not ...
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Formatting: Numbering paragraphs of sections

I have some problems in writing an article with inequalities. What I want to say: Now, it appears as Cauchy's Inequality 1. Introduction 2. Theorem Bernoulli's Inequality 3. Introduction 4. ...
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Paragraphs new lines or indent

I am writing an article with for springer lncs. My problem is that sometimes new paragraphs are separated by a new line, and sometime just by indentation. I would like to force only indentation. I ...
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Restrict total height/length of text

I have a large chunk of text that's currently being used in my template, I want to programmatically split this over too pages. The text is first put into a textbox onto a page and needs to be ...
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Numbering paragraphs in latex

I would like to number paragraphs for a covering report I am writing. Paragraphs should increment and not reset with new sections. The text should not be bold. Here is what I have tried \makeatletter ...
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How to eliminate excessive vertical spacing

How would someone go about eliminating excessive spacing (leading) in a document? I don't see any reason why these gaps are there. Below is part of the code that I'm working with, the gaps are after ...
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Latex - width of the colorbox

I'm doing my CV in Latex using this template: http://www.howtotex.com/images/latex-plaincv-screen.png My problem is the duration of the working experience. If I write for example March 2013 - ...
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Start next paragraph on this line

TL;DR: Can I convince LaTeX to start the next paragraph on the same line as the current one? The format I’ve chosen for my résumé looks something like this: EXPERIENCE Doctor Midos, Inc.   ...
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Format a verbatim paragraph

How can I format a verbatim paragraph? I.e. break, fill and join input lines to produce globally balanced output with the lengths of each line approaching the target \textwidth as closely as possible. ...
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how to control font and paragraph formatting in margins

i'm having a hard time to figure out how to control the exact appearance of margin text (such as is output by the \marginpar command). i'm using XeLaTeX with packages such as geometry, fontspec, ...
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How to center the last line of a paragraph?

I am trying to center the last line of each paragraph to keep with an old style typesetting. I tried using the example by Gonzalo Medina in How to center text without adding space AND not altering ...
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How to apply formatting (sans-serif, color etc.) to multiple paragraphs?

Some LaTeX formatting commands like \textcolor{red}{...}, \sout{...} or \textsf{...} work fine when the thing inside is a single paragraph but fail to compile if you put a paragraph break in the ...
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Formatting – title with underline and box around paragraph

Can you help me please with formatting? I like this format: How can I define this title with grey underline (width of all page)? Font is sans serif (Arial). And how can I make grey box around some ...
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New environment. Highlight content with symbols and indentation

I'm writing my thesis and I want to highlight some part of my text which resides in a separate paragraph. I like the well-known example of \newenvironment{king} {\rule{1ex}{1ex}\hspace{\stretch{1}}} ...
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Emphasize first line of paragraph in LaTeX [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Changing the style of the first typeset line of a paragraph Trying to find out how to emphasize the line of text automatically. The issue here is that I have no idea ...
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How to mark book paragraphs as note, warning, tip etc.?

In my text I have some paragraphs that should be denoted as "note", "caution", "tip", "story". These paragraphs should be rendered with darker background and an icon on the left side. I was not able ...
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Add paragraph styling only in certain sections

I am writing my Masters thesis in LaTeX. I'm using the university template which is quite complex so I haven't tweaked it much as I'm new to LaTeX. My problem is that the paragraph style here seems to ...
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Typeset a dialogue?

I need to typeset a dialogue in LaTeX, it's for a translation assignment. The original dialogue does something like this: - I found it, I told him. My finger was in the book, where George Best's ...