{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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Why isn't LaTeX indenting my paragraphs?

I am trying to get latex to indent the first line of each paragraph, but whatever I try I can't seem to get it to work as I would expect reading the documentation. I expect that since I am using the ...
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How to disable new paragraph at empty line?

With the goal of making the latex source easier to parse, I was wondering if one could (locally or globally) disable the latex default behaviour of creating a new paragraph when it encounters an empty ...
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Paragraph indentation in a list

I'm trying to use LaTeX to produce my homework assignments. They're in the form of answering a question sheet, so the answers are formatted in a similar way to the questions, i.e. (a) foo (b) foo ...
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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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Tight horizontal lines around a block of text

I wish to create a block of text with tight horizontal lines above and below, e.g. This is a paragraph. The following example seems to produce more space between the paragraph and the horizontal ...
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How to remove the paragraph break after lipsum block?

Usually I use the lipsum package to produce random text. But sometimes I want to test something just after the text (e.g. some \hrulefill command). I noticed that \lipsum[1] ends with a \par or ...
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Annoying paragraph spacing issue with memoir

I have a spacing issue while using the memoir class. The main problem is that after the first paragraph there is a line skip and an indentation and afterwards, all the paragraphs are indented properly ...
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How to indent only the second line of a paragraph?

I am not an expert in Hebrew typesetting, but the majority of the works I study has the second line of each paragraph indented. Is there a package that would allow me to do this, or will this need to ...
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Weird interaction between everyhook and fancyhdr

In a document I'm working on, I'd like whitespace to be added before a custom environment, but only if that environment doesn't immediately follow a sectioning command (\section, \subsection, etc). I ...
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Indent all but first lines of paragraph.

Inside of a table column with a width determined by a p{5in} tag, I want all but the first line of text to be indented. Is there any way to achieve this? Doing it by hand would make later edits ...
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Controlling Spacing after paragraph

I'm sure this is trivial, but I'm new to LaTeX and having trouble getting some formatting correct. I want two columns with bold headings and non bold text after. One of the headings, "experiments" has ...
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Paragraph with a given aspect ratio?

I using tikz together with package varwidth, I find myself playing out with different values for paragraph width, so as to achieve an "optimal" aspect ratio. Ideally, I would have liked to have an ...
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Margin for enumerated environments

How does one move out the "a)" so that the text in the enumerated environment aligns with everything else? Basically I want to produce text with default align alignment but where one is able to add ...
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Newline, indentation, parskip - when to use what in what stylistic manner?

I intend to use scrbook. In real-life literature, English and German language, the text often looks like this: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod ...
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How to avoid \parskip being applied to \listoffigures etc.?

Follow-up question of Why are \listof{}{} and \listoffigures styled differently?... With the issue mentioned above I finally managed to design my \listof{}{} and \listoffigures as desired but one ...
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Manual linebreak with justification but without empty line afterwards

What do I write at the end of a paragraph if my text is a couple letters short of being flush from left to right and I want the last line stretched slightly so that no empty space is left that the ...
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Better vertical space between paragraphs and centered tabular or figure

When I need to place a tabular or figure inside a paragraph (usually in exams or class notes) I use {\par\centering <tabular>/<figure>\par} because center environment uses too much ...
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biblatex: no linebreaks in name lists when typesetting ragged-right

When typesetting a bibliography \raggedright, biblatex seems to have trouble breaking a line between an author's first/last/middle names (and, if multiple authors are present, between two authors). ...
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Looking for an \ignorespacesandpars

Is there an analogue of \ignorespaces which will also ignore the following \pars?
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Problem with enumitem and \raggedright [duplicate]

I want my items in lists (enumerate, itemize and description) to be raggedright. So I use enumitem package to make things easier \usepackage{enumitem} \setlist[enumerate]{before = \raggedright}% In ...
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\index after mathmode

I want to create a range index for some part of my document. But when I do the following: \documentclass{article} \makeindex \begin{document} \index{test|(} Some Text \[ 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...
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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. § 4-1(a)), ...
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Horizontal character width scaling

I'm interested in saving space by scaling all characters in a passage of text to, say 95% of their normal horizontal character widths. In Microsoft Word this is done with the Scale field under the ...
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Large gaps between paragaphs VS avoiding widows / orphans

How to avoid widow and orphan lines, while also avoiding too large gaps appearing between the paragraphs on the previous page? I figure that to strongly discourage widows and orphans, one would use a ...
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Indent Theorem like \hangindent, but for multiple paragraphs

I would like to create a theorem style which indents the theorem exactly like a \hangindent would do, expect that the indention should continue for all paragraphs of the theorem. For example: ...
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Going back to the end of the previous paragraph

Is there a way to define a TeX command that checks if the current position in the text is at the beginning of a paragraph, and if true, then to go back to the end of the previous paragraph? Edit: The ...
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Is there a way to configure a command to affect the following paragraph?

I have made the following small command to insert visible section breaks in a manuscript: \makeatletter \newcommand{\subsectionbreak}{ \vspace{1\baselineskip} \centerline{\char"E030} ...
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Unequal space between paragraphs and header-footer

As you can judge from the page below, the vertical space between the text and the header line and the text and the footer line is not equal..... This is much more prominent in a PDF reader so I am ...
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Remove/Reduce vertical space between paragraphs for acm_proc_article-sp

I need to use a certain document class (acm_proc_article-sp) that introduces vertical space between paragraphs. I want to remove or at least reduce that space, which I am unable to. Here is a minimal ...
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Indent further paragraphs in the caption of a table

I have a little problem how to create a caption to my table. It looks ok as of now, but I would like to indent the heading of a new paragraph. Also right now, I cannot even create a new paragraph ...
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No gridding for a single paragraph (ConTeXt)?

Is there a possibility to deactive grid=yes in the text for a single paragraph only? It should be something like \nogrid{ paragraph.... }. There is \placeongrid{} - but this does not allow ...
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bigfoot, paragraph-style footnotes, and premature page breaks

When using the bigfoot package and its paragraph-style footnotes, sometimes page breaks are inserted in the main text although there's room for another line. I've nailed down the problem in the ...
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Replace paragraphs with boxes [closed]

I would like to replace the paragraphs of a compiled document with framed boxes. Although I read the /tex/latex/base documentations I have no idea how to tackle this problem. In detail I want to ...
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How do I embed equations in the text?

Let's say I have a text block like this: Within the field of texture analysis, a number of categories of methods exist, and even if we restrict ourselves to statistical methods, a large number ...
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\addtolength{\leftskip}{2em} does not apply to equations in the paragraph

I have a paragraph which should be emphasized using left and right skips. Thereby I recognized that it simply ignores equations in this paragraph. Is this reasonable? \documentclass{article} ...
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Implicit newline at the end of each paragraph?

In certain styles of text I define \parindent 0pt in the preamble and write the text in this manner: paragraph 1\\ paragraph 2\\ and so forth. I wonder if there is anything I can include in the ...
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Enforcing new paragraph indents in book style

I'm having trouble getting the paragraphs in my document to indent. I'm not sure what could be wrong, as I thought this was default behaviour. Here is a cut down version of my tex file: ...
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Create a macro for heading

LNCS class requires 3rd-level heading to be "Run-in Heading in Bold. Text follows" at 10 point, bold It seems that there is no existing macro for that, so I have written: ...
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How to break a paragraph between double {}

Document class I use the following document class: sig-alternate.cls The document class can be found at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates Problem: I have the following ...
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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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Change line spacing for normal text, but not in tabular or verse

\usepackage{setspace} \doublespacing I used above two lines to change the spacing in my document. This changes the spacing of the entire document. My requirement is to change the line spacing in ...
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Is there a LaTeX package that lets me explicitely show indentation on paragraphs?

I'm looking for the following sort of effect in my document: Or something like this: Is there a package that lets me do this?
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Automatically stretch/fit contents of a paragraph

I am preparing my thesis and in many places I find the Overfull/Underfull warnings. Usually it is not very alarmingly visible in the document but sometimes it is painfully out of the specified ...
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Verse environment won't set in italics

Could someone please help me fix the following problem? I want to typeset an indented paragraph in italics. Using the verse package, the paragraph typesets without a problem, but when I try to add ...
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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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Re-use code like figures and paragraphs in other documents

I was wondering if there is a way in which I can reuse the code, for example one figure, that is written in one file into another file. I want to use something similar to xr package that allows you ...
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How not to indent the very first line on a page in LaTeX?

If the first line on a page happens to be the first line of a paragraph at the same time, I would like not to indent it (just as if it is the first line of a section). Is there a way to do this ...
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How make \parshape declared inside an environment to apply the next paragraph outside the environment?

I'm trying to do something like the MWE below: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \newenvironment{myenv}{% \parshape = 4 0pt 0.5\textwidth 0pt 0.5\textwidth 0pt 0.5\textwidth ...