{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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Nominal values for \parindent and other paragraph metrics

In memoir, when I run \documentclass{memoir} \begin{document} \showthe\parindent \end{document} I get: 17.62482 pt My questions are : Why that value? This number seems to capture something ...
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Is it possible to have multiple paragraphs inside a multicolumn using xcolor or a replacement?

I am getting information written by users in many lines, paragraphs, and I have to put those inside a table, I would like to know if it is possible to instruct LaTeX to accept paragraphs inside a ...
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Increasing paragraph indentation in KOMA script

The default parindent in KOMA scrartcl is too small for me. I remember reading somewhere that just changing \parindent directly is not wise, since it also affects other things (like itemize etc). And ...
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Indentation of sections and paragraphs to show hierarchy [duplicate]

I am having troubles with the format of a work that I'm doing. The default output of LaTeX looks like: 1.1. Section A Latex latex latex latex. 1.1.1. Subsection A-1 Latex latex latex ...
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Centered but left-aligned paragraph

I want to have a paragraph, that is centered but in itself left-aligned. Does somebody of you know how to achieve this? (I have text in a paragraph, on each line the text is shorter than the width, ...
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Paragraph indented to absolute horizontal position.

I am in the following situation: I need to have some text on the first line of a paragraph indented to the normal paragraph indentation point, then I need further text on that same line, as well as ...
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How to draw a line between two paragraphs of my text?

Its just as the title sys. Thanks.
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Printing interlinear translation: how to mix automatically two paragraphs, printing lines alternately

I am writing a document on a foreigh language, say French, and want to put some paragraphs in French with their translation in English. But I would like to print one line in French, the corresponding ...
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Setting a single equation in a paragraph in a smaller font

I'm trying to figure out the best way of making a single equation just a little bit smaller. Of course, I could try and break up the equation into pieces and proceed that way, but I'd like to ...
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Move right-aligned paragraph more to the center

So I am typesetting a little songbook for our Christmas get-together. To make better use of the limited space, I am using the multicol package; no issues there. What I'd like to do is move a whole ...
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How can I indent all text after the label in my example environment

I have built my own example environment for a paper I am working on. I have created a counter to label the resulting blocks of text. Now I want to indent the Text after the label, like so: (1) ...
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Memoir parskip package

How do I get the same effect as using the parskip package when using the memoir class. I want no indents, and spaces between paragraphs. What is the proper way to do this in the memoir class?
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What is a “Overfull \hbox (9.89561pt too wide)”?

I have this warnings around, some of them seems to be solved naturally but I never really understand what do they mean. What this means? Edit: I would like to keep the question in more general ...
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Remove indent of paragraph and add line skip with tufte-latex

I'm using tufte-latex and I want paragraphs to have no indent, but a line skip instead. Normally you can achive this with: \usepackage[parfill]{parskip} Using tufte-latex this does not work ...
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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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Make \section unaffected by \parfillskip

To avoid widow words at the last line of a paragraph, I adjust parfillskip: \parfillskip 0pt plus 0.75\textwidth While this gives nicer paragraphs, it also stretches section titles a little, as you ...
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How can I get all paragraphs in a block to have a hanging indent?

I have a manual bibliography (i.e. not bibtex) that I'd like to indent with hanging indent (only second, third, etc, lines). Ideally, I'd like not to have to do this with a command on each line, but ...
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How can I tie two pieces of text together so LaTeX tries not to break exactly between them?

I'd like to typeset two chunks of text (a problem statement and solution) next to each other, but I don't want the problem to be the last thing on a page and the solution to be the first thing on the ...
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Identical vertical spacing between paragraphs of different textsize

Something that happens to me very often is that I change the size of certain formula-like material (something close to but not identical to pseudocode in my case) but get inconsistent vertical ...
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How do you make a paragraph indent within a table?

I can manually try and indent, but it only works on the first 'paragraph' within the cell, and the \hspace won't even work with the second paragraph. Is there an easier way? \ctable[ cap= A short ...
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Parallel text in ConTeXt

I need to type parallel text on facing pages (original text on right page and translation on left one) in ConTeXt. I've used ledpar in Latex but wasn't satisfied with the results (text is aligned on a ...
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Change text background within paragraph (with automatic linebreaks)

How do I change the text color as well as the text background color for e.g. a sentence within a paragraph? I know \textcolor for coloring the font and \colorbox for background coloring ...
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Avoid paragraph due to trailing empty line in standalone file

Using my standalone class and package it is possible to compile diagrams etc. inside own files stand-alone or as part of a main document. However, a common user error is to keep an empty line between ...
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How to disable automatic indent?

I know there are some similar questions here, but I haven't found the perfect answer for my problem. I don't like that TeX indents he first line of each paragraph and I'm too lazy to write \noindent ...
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How to write “note:” in front of an indented paragraph

I have a question similar to this one: How to mark book paragraphs as note, warning, tip etc.? I'd like to have my paragraph indented and the text "note:" appear just before it. Ideally this would ...
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Mark (highlight) a paragraph (\item{…}) with a squiggly line for later attention

I'd like to mark one or more of my \item{...}'s in an enumeration with a squiggly line at the right so that I can easily see which parts I have to re-phrase/re-write later on. All I have found is how ...
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Making sure that text is aligned between bottoms (and tops) of pages

Here is a LaTeX document: \documentclass[a4paper,11pt]{book} \usepackage[paper=a4paper,twoside=true,lmargin=4cm, rmargin=4cm,bindingoffset=0cm]{geometry} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit ...
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How can I prevent a new paragraph between two \input commands?

I want to use the command \input{} to insert two textfiles, text1.tex and text2.tex, into my latex working file. I want these two textfiles to produce one single paragraph when I am compiling my ...
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No indent in the first paragraph in amsart?

I would like to remove all the first indentations in amsart, so I am seeking for an "indentfirst=false" command. Note that amsart do indents the first paragraphs by default (so the suggested solutions ...
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Unexpected list spacing when trying to implement vertical lists in paragraph style (with enumitem)

I'm trying to create a styling for certain numbered lists where they are formatted as normal paragraphs; i.e., a paragraph indent before the label, with all subsequent lines of each item unindented. ...
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Adding something automatically to every paragraph in an environment

I'd like to know if it's possible to have something added automatically to any paragraph in a given environment. I use LaTeX mostly for doing fill-in-the-blank worksheets at the school where I work. ...
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What is the difference between \everypar and \EveryPar?

In a previous question I got recommended to use \EveryPar instead of \everypar. What is the difference between the two? Are there other commands that I should capitalize the same way in ConTeXt?
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Why does adjust box not resize to the dimensions given

Hi looking to understand this a little better. Why does adjustbox not resize the text in the following example so that it fits the dimensions I think I'm specifying. e.g a 4in x 4in box. Am I doing ...
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How to make paragraph start title in IEEE trans

using the IEEE trans format, how to display the paragragh title such as "Relaxing the Autonomy condition" as shown below?
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Numbering multiple paragraphs at once

I am drawing up a document that has numbered paragraphs. 1-36 are numbered normally and I have no problems. However, on paragraph 37, I need something like: 35 Normal paragraph. 36 ...
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Making mdframed paragraph behave like normal paragraphs in terms of spacing

I'm using the mdframed package to highlight a paragraph with rules on both sides. However, the mdframed-environment creates a box for the paragraph inside of it and so the spacing around it is ...
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How can I get proper paragraph handling in itemize environments?

I'm using the itemize environment to answer a list of questions, because the output is compact and neat. However, when I need more than one paragraph in one item, the second one is not indented, as it ...
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lock spacing in math mode [duplicate]

Is it possible to "lock", or protect, the spacing of a math formula displayed in-text, so that latex will not stretch and squeeze the formula? I would not like to do this globally for all formulas, ...
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How can I set lateral margins to every paragraph, but not other elements?

I would like to obtain narrow paragraphs within wide pages, so that section titles, figures, tables, may all be wide, and paragraphs may all be narrow. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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Locally setting the line width in a paragraph

How can I make a specific paragraph have a specific line width?
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What is an elegant way to insert a skip between two paragraphs?

From time to time I want to insert a skip between two specific paragraphs (at the end of a thought). My first shot was to simply insert a \vspace but the indentation still bothered me. So what I came ...
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Is there an alternative to LaTeX which isn't whitespace sensitive?

I have been using LaTeX for about a year now, and I quite like it. However, I like to space out my source code. In most languages, this doesn't cause an issue, as extra newlines don't affect meaning. ...
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How to set two or more paragraphs to use the same amount of vertical space?

Given several paragraphs in ConTeXt or plain TeX, how can I ensure that all paragraphs use the same amount of vertical space, by adding white space to the end, as the longest paragraph in the set? ...
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Negative indent?

Is a negative indent of a particular paragraph possible or does another command need to be used? I.e., the first line should begin inside the margin. Can a command similar to \noindent be constructed ...
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Paragraph in TikZ

How make paragraph in TikZ. I use \parbox with \node \node {\parbox[5cm]{text}}; but i need more options, alignment center or left or right, similar to text box. All in TikZ. thanks.
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PGF keys error with key filter for keys containing \par

I am trying to use pgfkeys to store some text for use later. The end goal is to use a key filter to process options first and then apply them to text before it is stored. In the MWE below, if it try ...
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New paragraph style for newbie

This question may have already been asked, but with all of my searching, I couldn’t find it. I am new to LaTeX and after a few rough starts, I am finding my way. I am using this tool to create ...
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Indenting the first line of figure captions

I want to create a small indentation in the first line of figure captions, similar to the way LaTeX indents the first line of paragraphs. The caption package does not seem to support this. Is it ...
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Indenting multiple paragraphs in description

I am trying to put multiple paragraphs in a description, where the body text is indented by one \parindent, and I want to indent the second paragraph by one \parindent relative to the body text ...
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Stanza breaks with verse package

I am trying to enforce stanza breaks via a blank line as explained in the verse package documentation. Stanza breaks do not seem to eventuate with this MWE: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage{verse} ...