{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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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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How to force \paragraph to start on a new page

If \paragraph{abc} text text text text text text text text text text ... text is on the bottom of page \paragraph stays at the bottom while the content is moved to top of the next page. How to ...
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How to take the following paragraph

I'm new to TeX and I'm a bit lost. Could someone tell me how this should be written (marked 'PROBLEM HERE' in the code) Situation: When argument #2 is space (empty paragraph), I want to use next ...
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How to use apa6 man and have justified paragraphs

I want to be able to use the apa6.cls class man but paragraphs are flushed to the left, and I want it to be justified.
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How can I get all paragraphs in a block to have a hanging indent?

I have a manual bibliography (i.e. not bibtex) that I'd like to indent with hanging indent (only second, third, etc, lines). Ideally, I'd like not to have to do this with a command on each line, but ...
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Why do user-defined whatsit nodes affect LuaTeX pagebreaking?

EDIT: A summary of the possible answers is given below. In my current LuaTeX project I am using user-defined whatsit nodes to transfer information between the different stages of a LuaTeX run. On ...
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Move right-aligned paragraph more to the center

So I am typesetting a little songbook for our Christmas get-together. To make better use of the limited space, I am using the multicol package; no issues there. What I'd like to do is move a whole ...
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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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Justified paragraph followed by right-aligned paragraph with custom spacing

I'd like to have a paragraph of ordinary text with a single right-aligned line underneath, with a custom vertical spacing (0.5 cm) between them, but can't figure out how it is done. My best guess is: ...
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\llap (or \rlap) at the begining of an indented paragraph

If I use a \llap{text} command at the begining of an indented paragraph, the text is not indented and is put on the line above the paragraph. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \parindent=2cm ...
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When is it better to use \par than \endgraf?

Just yesterday I had to patch a package file (changing the description to indicate that the file had changed) to replace some \par to \endgraf because the code had bad interactions with non-\long ...
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gb4e example with two-paragraphed footnote throws error

gb4e is a useful package for writing linguistics papers, as it allows one to append judgments to examples, via the optional argument of \ex{}. As such, I would like to retain the use of this package, ...
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I'm using the standalone package. How can I get regular paragraph breaks?

I'm using the standalone class to render images for individual math problems that will be displayed in an app, so the cropping functionality is essential. However, the package seems to destroy ...
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How to have indented text in ntheorem environment without a newline at the beginning?

I would like to have an indented paragraph inside a ntheorem environment where the first line is not indented. Using the quote-environment inside ntheorem lets the paragraph start with an ugly ...
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Creating paragraphs with automatic width

I've got a bunch of paragraphs that I'm manually "tabbing out" using hspace of varying degree. After the varying amount of hspace, I'm trying to make a paragraph that fills the remaining width ...
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Quotation around text without using brackets

I am using the csquotes package and its \enquote{TEXT IS HERE} very often. Instead of \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage[top = 1in, bottom = 1in, left = 1in, right = 1in]{geometry} ...
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Complex paragraph layout with left and right aligned text on same line

I want to have right and left- aligned text on the same line. I tried the \hfill command, but my problem is, if the right-aligned text is to long and the line breaks, the rest is left aligned, even if ...
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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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paragraph line spacing not consistent [duplicate]

I'd like to have the first line of a new paragraph right justified but keeping the same text linespacing. I simply use: \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \newcommand{\linespacing}{1.5} ...
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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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Number and reference paragraphs

For "law-documents" you often want to enumerate every paragraph and cite them somewhere else in your document. This enumeration shall increase through the whole document and have the possibility to ...
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How to use two parskips?

I'll go straight to the point. I'm using the parskip package, in particular with this option \setlength{\parskip}{0.3\baselineskip plus2pt minus2pt}. This code: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, ...
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Figure as part of a paragraph

I have two paragraphs and one figure. I want to place the figure as part of the first paragraph. I want this order: paragraph1 with the figure than paragraph2 \paragraph{P1} text ...
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Referring to unnumbered paragraphs

I'd like to write We added an explanation on \paragraphref{modifiedparagraph1}. and have it compiled to: We added an explanation on page 7, paragraph 2. where the referenced paragraph is the ...
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hangparas and href: hyperlinks running onto new lines, but not indenting

How can I get the text in the hyperlinked text in the second paragraph to follow the same hanging paragraph indent as the first? I've tried putting a new hangparas environment inside the href block, ...
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Using latexdiff to highlight changes: alternatives for soul?

I am using latexdiff to create a pdf that highlights changes between two .tex along with hg diff latex, so as to use with Mercurial. However, the problem is that the the strikethrough formatting ...
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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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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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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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Dictionary-style paragraphs

Is there a way to write a dictionary using LaTeX: that is, how do you construct the shape of the paragraphs so that they look like so-called hanging paragraphs and that there is a certain spacing ...
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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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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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Omitting white lines from line numbering using lineno

I am using the lineno package to number lines modulo 5 in a document that consists of several sections with lots of small paragraphs (typically 2-5 lines) and with white lines between every paragraph. ...
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How do you put multiple paragraphs in a caption?

I have a really long caption for a figure in a LaTeX document. I would like to break the caption into a few paragraphs. How do I do that? As per the request below, I removed everything I could ...
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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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Nominal values for \parindent and other paragraph metrics

In memoir, when I run \documentclass{memoir} \begin{document} \showthe\parindent \end{document} I get: 17.62482 pt My questions are : Why that value? This number seems to capture something ...
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Very specific paragraph shape

I'd like to write something in the shape of this "coat of arms". I'd like to have the text filling the coat but with a hole roughly in the shape of the sword. I know there is the \shapepar command ...
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How do I stop indenting first paragraphs when using amsbook style? [duplicate]

I'm using amsbook style and I'd like first paragraphs to be not indented - what can I add to the header to do this? I don't want to use /noindent as then I'd have to use it all the way through my 200 ...
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Restrict total height/length of text

I have a large chunk of text that's currently being used in my template, I want to programmatically split this over too pages. The text is first put into a textbox onto a page and needs to be ...
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Overriding the paragraph style in the LNCS document class

I am using the LNCS document class to typeset a paper. I would like to keep most of this document style, but I do not like how paragraphs are typeset. The heading of the paragraph is in italics, which ...
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\floatstyle{boxed} paragraph style

I'm using \floatstyle{boxed} for the first time. I want numbered, boxed floats with the same paragraph style as my main document. The boxing and numbering works fine, but the line-spacing inside ...
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Using needspace for every paragraph with LyX

I am using 2.0.5.1 on a windows XP OS. I have MikTeX 2.9 installed. I am trying to use the needspace package. As such I have opened MikTex installed it , then refreshed FNDB via the 'Settings' in ...
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More condensed version of \parshape

\parshape can handle arbitrary paragraph shapes. One extreme is contained within How to layout irregular paragraph shape, where it can handle setting paragraphs like this: However, a simplified ...
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Remove vertical space between paragraphs for IEEEtran class for conference

I am using IEEEtran latex class 2-column format for conference. It gives me spacing between paragraphs which I want to take off. I got the template from this link. ...
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How to suppress indentation of first paragraph after heading?

I am writing a document in a class (elsarticle) that indents the first lines of all paragraphs, including the ones following headings. However, I would like to revert back to the default Latex ...
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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 ...
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Prevent page break without removing vertical space

I have a single sentence paragraph that introduces a list, and LaTeX is trying to insert a page break between the paragraph and its list, which I find unacceptable. I can prevent that page break with ...
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How to use the parskip package? (space in between paragraphs)

Sorry, because I think it's a many times asked topic. But I don't find an example which help me to understand how to create a white space between paragraphs. I think parskip is the package I need to ...
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Is it possible to have section titles inside paragraphs?

Is there a way to have section titles that are inside paragraphs, especially when using titlesec package? The runin style and others cause a paragraph break after the input line. What I am aiming for ...
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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 - ...