{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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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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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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Looking for an \ignorespacesandpars

Is there an analogue of \ignorespaces which will also ignore the following \pars?
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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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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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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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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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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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How to prevent the paragraphs to spread out over the page?

I have a problem. I have several large equations within the text. And when LaTeX does not manage to put the equation on the same page and moves it to the next one, he spreads the paragraphs of the ...
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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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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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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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Insert a paragraph into a list that uses the whole text width

I want to insert a paragraph or possibly even a box with a background color into a list that uses the whole \textwidth. Something like this: 1st item a subitem 1 b subitem 2 2nd item a ...
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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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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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What is a good way to write exponentials within paragraph?

I want write a paragraph that has an exponential term in it, like `the complexity is on the order of 10^5'. This exponential changes the spacing between the lines of the paragraph. I have seen in ...
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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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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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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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Adding vertical lines to each side of a paragraph

How can I add vertical lines to each side of a paragraph? To illustrate, what I need is: some paragraphs... |My paragraph begins| |here and goes like | |this... ~~~~~~~~~~~| |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| ...
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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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How to set lengths only for a specific environment (parindent for paracol in this case)?

Is it possible to set a length specifically for an environment? I know it is possible to change lengths for parts of the document only, by placing the \setlength command between {}, but when using an ...
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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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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} ...
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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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How to concatenate a whole paper into one big line of text + footnotes

I've helped my girlfriend typeset her Bachelor's degree paper with LaTeX. I'd like to create a single-page poster version of the whole text. Cf. "All the World's a Page" posters, e.g. ...
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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 ...