{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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safe places to skip lines in the source

Ideally, I would like to be able to skip lines before and after \section, before and after many environments (theorem, itemize, enumerate, etc.), between \items in a list, before and after display-...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to measure the height and width of several lines (paragraph)?

1. Measuring total height of a paragraph : Hello I'm trying to draw a black box of same height and width of a paragraph with several lines. For this I need to know the size of paragraph and I'm using ...
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Numbering paragraphs in latex

I would like to number paragraphs for a covering report I am writing. Paragraphs should increment and not reset with new sections. The text should not be bold. Here is what I have tried \makeatletter ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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} ...
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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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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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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 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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Looking for an \ignorespacesandpars

Is there an analogue of \ignorespaces which will also ignore the following \pars?
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How to apply \looseness=-1 to ALL the paragraphs?

I'm writing a short document of (3-4 pages), and try to condense it into the allowed space. Putting \looseness=-1 at the end a paragraph helps quite a lot. Is there a way to tell LaTeX to treat ...
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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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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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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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How to highlight paragraph (linebreak preserving) as well as itemize, tabular etc.?

I want to highlight changes which are introduced by myself in the pdf document. So far the soul package is very neat but it does throw errors when I want to highlight not only paragraphs but also some ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Paragraph spacer: blank line and no indent, instead of indent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an easy way to have my whole document with a space between paragraphs rather than indentation? I would like to have my paragraphs separated by a blank line, with ...
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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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Implicit \hfil at the end of each paragraph?

Why do Alpha \hfil\ Omega\par and Alpha \hfil\ Omega not flush "Omega" to the right?
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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? E.g....
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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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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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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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How to enumerate the items in line within the paragraph not each item in a separate line?

I want to have the following: A graph can be cut in several ways including \begin {enumerate*} [label=\itshape\alph*\upshape)] \item minimum cut, \item normalised cut and \item average cut. \end {...
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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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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 can I indent paragraphs within an itemize environment?

I'm sorry to ask such a simple question, but I've been searching around without finding a simple way to make each new paragraph indent when I'm in the \itemize environment. Number 6 on this document ...
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Why hbox does not start a new paragraph?

These two produce the same result: abc %\null def \bye abc \null def \bye These two are different: abc %\null def \bye abc \null def \bye Does anybody know where this behavior is ...
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Setting \parindent to 2em or \quad

I would like to set \parindent to 2em (or \quad which is the same if I know correctly). How can I do it? \setlength{\parindent}{...} only accepts values with length units, for example, 15pt, 1cm, etc....