{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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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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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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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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Should I use \\ to end a line or a paragraph? [duplicate]

I am somewhat confused as to how to approach the following issue. In my thesis is have a lot of text and want to group this is using line breaks and paragraphs. Up to now I have been using \\ to ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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} ...
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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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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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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 ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Command for paragraph indentation after equations

I want to write two new commands \eqend and \eqcntd so that when I put the command at the end of an equations, The \eqend command puts a "." after the equation and forces the next paragraph to ...
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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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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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Why gap + indent after \\ and [return]

I'm using TeXLive (pdftex) with TexShop on my Mac and usually, I don't format my .tex files. Now that I have to write some bigger ones, the code soon gets too messy to read and I tried to insert some ...