{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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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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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 inter-...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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set hanging indent for more than one paragraph at a time

is there a way to start every paragraph in a document with a hanging indent, without defining this for each and every paragraph? Is this possible without any extra packages loaded or such? And, ...
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Paragraph spacing in other languages.

I am writing a document in French using LaTeX and I found a weird behavior with paragraph spacing. Here is a MWE (in English): \documentclass{article} %\usepackage[french]{babel} %\usepackage[...
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Vertical skip between p{…} rows of tabular

I want to increase a bit the vertical spacing in my tabular table. I did something like this: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \begin{tabular}{p{4cm}p{4cm}} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet ...
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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? E.g....
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Numbered, hanging paragraph without list environment

I often quote text (legal sources). Normally I use the quoting-package and csquotes (block quote). Often, the quotation contains some lists, and often with a non-standard numbering (f. ex. ยง 4-1(a)), ...
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Preserve vertical spacing between paragraphs in different pages

I am trying to include some vertical spacing between two lines. In the example below, the space between questions 2 and 3 should have been the same as between 1 and 2. However, as you can see in this ...
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Indenting text after numbered paragraphs

I have a 60 page document with numbered Sections, subsections and paragraphs. All the paragraphs are numbered. I want all the text to be indented evenly after the numbered paras, such as the following ...
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How do I make a hanging indent for numbered paragraphs?

The code I have is: 1. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat \\ But as you can see in ...
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Paragraph break when combining tabbing and font change

I have found a strange behavior when combining the tabbing environement with a font change. When I write the following code blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah \begin{tabbing} ...
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Indent text after line 1

How can I accomplish something like this: Basically, I want my text to be "indented" after the first line. It would be great if somebody knew an answer. Ideally I would like to do this, because I ...
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Paragraph after \section doesn't indent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I indent the paragraphs which follow a heading? I want to ask why "Hello!" doesn't indent. % work1.tex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \section{...
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LyX: Paragraphs ignored in PDF output

I have a document with article class. Here's the minimal example: #LyX 2.0 created this file. For more info see http://www.lyx.org/ \lyxformat 413 \begin_document \begin_header \textclass article \...
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How do you change indentation in the middle of a paragraph?

I'll start with a little background info. Maybe it will help find an alternative solution. I have made a few macros for simple indented lists, text-editor-efficient (just add or remove an x to change ...
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How can I get spacing between paragraphs while also keeping the default indentations?

I'm using the report documentclass, and the paragraph formatting looks something like this with two paragraphs: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nam ac odio est. Morbi vel ...
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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} \theoremstyle{...
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How do I stop tables from messing with alignment?

I'm new to TeX and I'm having a hard time understanding how paragraphs, alignment, indentation, and all that works. Some text here. \begin{tabular}{ l l } a & b \\ c & d \\ \end{tabular} ...
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First paragraph of section becomes indented after setting \setbeforesecskip (memoir class)

I am trying to adapt my thesis draft to the format specifications of my university, which mandates among other things the number of line skips before and after section and subsection titles. I am ...
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Paragraph indenting in an mdframed environment

I'm using the mdframed package and I've defined my own environment. But it seems that paragraph indentation doesn't work inside a mdframed environment. I've used the settings option of mdframed to ...
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Inserting automatic vertical space between blocks when \obeylines is active

Sometimes as I write a manuscript in LaTeX for speaking, I want to format parts of it as \obeylines and \obeyspaces permit, so that a single coherent thought is expressed compactly on each line, and ...
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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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Balancing out paragraph indentation after one- and two-digit paragraph numbers

I'm using a custom command and environment I found on this site for numbering paragraphs. I have my document set up the way I like it, except for the spacing after the number. I'd like to have the ...
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How to color the font of a single row in a table, while using a paragraph column?

I tried to color the text of the headers of my tables. Sadly it doesn't work properly as soon as you use it with paragraph columns. Below is my MWE presented. The header in the first table is as I ...
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A small inline graphic

Let's say I have the following text (a part of a paragraph): hello world I want to be able to typeset a small star/smiley/whatever graphic in between these two words. This graphic should of course ...
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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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Problem with using soul in paragraph mode and siunitx immediately after

This problem seems somewhat obscure, it is potentially a bug in siunitx or soul (I am aware of issues with the latter). Which one is uncertain and I'm not certain that it is a bug. What I want to do ...
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single line - no indentation break before and after

What's the easiest way to have a line not indented and with a break before and after? Example: Following the list of ingredients: carrots ... The Latex-Code would be: Following ...
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Start new paragraph inside a table cell

Look out for the \par below (on the row starting with "MSA" and notice it does not achieve the desired new paragraph. How to achieve the desired effect? Thanks. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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How can I read in files paragraph by paragraph?

I have an interesting project here and, while I could do it manually, it seems to me to be an interesting puzzle to automate it. I have the following structure: ./ +- main.tex | +- originals/ | | | ...
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How to indent part of line to certain amount?

I apologize if this is a basic question, but I'm new to LaTeX and typography in general, and I'm not sure how to articulate my question properly. I have a document which looks like this: \...
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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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Structure like itemize but with no indent

I am writing an IEEE conference paper, and I am looking for a structure like itemize to list a bunch of properties but I would like to remove the indent from each item. As you might know I can not ...
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Multiple footnotes in minipage - how to typeset as paragraph ?

I have a table in a minipage with multiple, short footnotes. These are typeset one per line. However, I would like to have these in 'paragraph' mode to save space. I have tried \usepackage[para]{...
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Automating the usage of \vspace{\abovedisplayshortskip} and \vspace{\abovedisplayskip}

I'm trying to replicate the space above the equation environment. Currently, I have to manually alternate between \vspace{\abovedisplayskip} and \vspace{\abovedisplayshortskip} depending on the ...
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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 where ...
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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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Un-indent all paragraphs and increase the space between paragraphs

How could I un-indent all paragraphs and increase the space between paragraphs, avoiding - at the same time - unwanted changes? Package parskip works partially fine for me (it causes some unwanted ...
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TikZ-style tree nodes with paragraphs?

This may seem like a strange question, but is it possible to create tree edges connecting paragraphs? I've seen examples of TikZ being able to create trees with images and text nodes, but I'm not sure ...
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Set first paragraph no indentation after re-definition of section

I'm trying to avoid the indentation of the first paragraph that is introduced by the SciTePress.sty style. I think that the problem is the redefinition of \section within the style. Because, if I ...
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todonotes' \listoftodos with multi-paragraph \todo{}s

There seems to be an issue with todonotes. I've been using \todo{}s that span multiple paragraphs for some time and never noticed any problems. Now I've tried to add a \listoftodos to my document - ...
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Text area shifted right slightly using geometry package

I've just discovered the geometry package, which seems like a nicer way of doing things than manually setting a bunch of lengths, and I'd like to set all my margins to 0.75in. I thought this would be ...
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Inhibit indentation of first paragraph of quotation

I'm using LyX. Would it be possible to format something as "quotation" in a way in which the first paragraph doesn't get indented but the subsequent paragraphs does, like the way in which text ...