{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 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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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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Small indentation appears when adding custom header

A small indentation appears on the first line of the paragraph when I add \pagestyle{myheader} to the MWE. I don't want it there. Thanks to Gonzalo Medina's answer I did the part described in Section ...
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How to use \usepackage[parfill]{parskip} in memoir class?

I would like to have a blank line between my paragraphs. In this way, I have decided to use : \usepackage[parfill]{parskip} However, it does not work with the memoir class. ...
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Is there a general command to disable indentation of paragraphs after figures and tables?

I am typesetting a manual, that uses normal indentation for paragraphs. The pages have a lot of figures and tables and I would like to have the paragraph after tables and figures to have no ...
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Avoiding “rivers” in successive lines of type

This question led to a new feature in a package: impnattypo The following quote is from James Felici, The Complete Manual of Typography (2003), p. 161: Rivers occur when word spaces stack ...
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How to force part of a paragraph title to correctly align with right marging (using e.g. \hfill)

I would like to have a \paragraph{A paragraph title 2000} with the term '2000' aligned to the right margin. If I use \subsubsection{A subsubsection title \hfill 2000}the term 2000is correctly aligned ...
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What is a “Overfull \hbox (9.89561pt too wide)”?

I have this warnings around, some of them seems to be solved naturally but I never really understand what do they mean. What this means? Edit: I would like to keep the question in more general ...
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How to change ledmac's paragraph footnotes from justified to ragged

How to change ledmac's paragraph footnotes from justified to ragged ? They seem to be justified by default, but I need them ragged left. Probably needs a redefinition of \parafootfmt, but I don't know ...
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Paragraph settings

I am using the paragraph settings shown below: Correct use of \paragraph titles? 1) How can I reduce the size between the paragragphs? 2) Should I reduce the gap between paragraph title and text, ...
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Should I make white spaces between the lines?

I don't know difference between two following codes: \documentclass{article} \begin{document} The first line. The second line. The third line. \end{document} and \documentclass{article} ...
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How can I create a better pseudo-enumerated list unconstrained by any environment

I have a longish document which isn't written in LaTeX but structures for markup are easily identified. I can write a Perl script to translate most of the document into LaTeX. However, lists ...
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How do I make a hanging indent for numbered paragraphs?

The code I have is: 1. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat \\ But as you can see in ...
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how to align multiple lines on same indent without enumeration?

I want a similar effect as desired in the question How to align multiple lines on same indent?. But I don't want the enumeration or bullet point list. I want only more indentation for some lines like ...
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Command delimited by return or blank line

I have this document \documentclass{scrartcl} \long\def\quotenextparagraph#1 {\begin{quote}#1\end{quote}} \begin{document} Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit, sed do eiusmod ...
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Formatting verse: How to change indent for all even lines?

Is it possible to format a verse like this: (sorry for an example that is not in English, I just don't have English text with such formatting on hand. ) I mean the following formatting: each ...
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How to reduce space before \paragraph

I am using \documentclass[11pt]{article} and I would like to reduce the space very slightly that is put in before each \paragraph{Some text}. A MWE. \documentclass[11pt]{article} \begin{document} ...
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Paragraph indent, both \indent and \par, not working

Preamble. I use Win 8 Pro x64, MiKTeX 2.9, TeXnicCenter latest version. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{polyglossia} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{xunicode} ...
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How to mark book paragraphs as note, warning, tip etc.?

In my text I have some paragraphs that should be denoted as "note", "caution", "tip", "story". These paragraphs should be rendered with darker background and an icon on the left side. I was not able ...
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\raggedright removes paragraph indentation

This code \documentclass[]{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \raggedright \lipsum[1-3] \end{document} produces three paragraphs with a ragged right edge and no paragraph ...
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Paragraph indents with optional line break

I am writing a document in which I would like to be able to use different kinds of paragraph breaks. I want to use indented first lines without a parskip for most of the new paragraphs, but for ...
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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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Proclaim command with multiple paragraphs

In page 131 of "TeX for the Impatient", it says the followings for proclaim command: \proclaim ⟨argument⟩.␣⟨general text⟩\par This command ``proclaims'' a theorem, lemma, hypothesis, etc. It sets ...
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Keeping equations as part of a paragraph on the same page

I want to have equations with item lists as part of a paragraph such that there is no page break between the equation and the item list, but there can be a page break in the middle of the paragraph. ...
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Why fixfoot's fixed footnotes don't accept neither paragraphs nor lists?

Ordinary footnotes accept both paragraphs and lists: \documentclass{article} % \newcommand{\alist}{% \begin{itemize} \item Foo. \end{itemize} } \newcommand{\twopar}{% Foo\par Foo.% } % ...
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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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parskip package, keep the indents

That may be a stupid question but is there a way to keep the indent while using the parskip package? I use parskip to keep spacing between my paragraphs while leaving the table of contents and lists ...
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IEEEtran: IEEEParstart overlapping letters

I'm creating a IEEEtran document, I noted that if I use: \documentclass[twoside]{IEEEtran} \begin{document} \IEEEPARstart{?`}{Qu\'e} es lo que es tan inusual en la microelectr\'onica?. La respuesta ...
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How to make tabbed newlines

I need to make my text look like this for a homework assignment, how can I achieve that? (Sorry if the title or tags don't fit, I don't even know how this is called)
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Multiple consecutive \par's equivalent to just one?

I think the answer to this question should be positive but I just couldn't find it answered elsewhere: Are multiple consecutive \par's the same as a single \par? For example, is \par\par the same as ...
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How would I take imported file and format it to account for spacing?

Basically what I'm trying to do is use something like \input{details.txt} which contains: ____Here are some random details with stuff everywhere. This is to see if latex will use this ...
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Numbered paragraphs with optional titles

I am trying to define numbered paragraphs \mypar which can admit an optional <title>. I did the following: \newcounter{paranum}[section] \renewcommand{\theparanum}{\thesection.\arabic{paranum}} ...
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Ignore spaces and \par's after an environment

In defining an environment, I could use \ignorespacesafterend to ignore all spaces after the environment. But how could I also ignore all \pars and empty lines after the environment? In other word, ...
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Best practice of spacing [closed]

What would be the best configuration of spacing of elements (lines, paragraphs, section titles, lists, list items, ...) in document (such as official report, thesis)? The criteria are: Perception ...
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Plain TeX Paragraphs in Tables

I want a small amount of information to be placed in columns. The problem is that the information contains paragraphs. Basically this is what I want: Column 1 Line 1 Column 2 Line 1 Column 3 Line ...
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paragraph indentation inside an indented environment

I have used the thmtools-package to create a new proof environment. With the following code I indented the whole environment: \AtBeginEnvironment{prf}{ ...
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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 ...
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Increase paragraph in \moderncvstyle{classic}

I want to slightly increase the space between paragraphs in this cover letter: %% start of file `template.tex'. %% Copyright 2006-2013 Xavier Danaux (xdanaux@gmail.com). % % This work may be ...
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How can I indent a block of text for a specified amount? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Indenting a whole paragraph Write text with some fixed amount of space from the margin I would like to indent a paragraph or two for a specific amount. The quote ...
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Move short keywords to the left of the text in box, not marginpar/marginnote

I am trying to create a command that moves (short) keywords to the left side of the text. They should be "right" aligned" with a fixed separation between the keyword and the text. The command below ...
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Is there an easy way to have my whole document with a space between paragraphs rather than indentation?

I would like to have my whole document showing a blank line (or space) between paragraphs and no indentation. I know how to do it line by line, but is there a way to change that with just one or a few ...
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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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Reduce the number of lines of a paragraph [duplicate]

How can I tell Latex that I want my paragraph with n less lines? I saw a question some days ago, but after twenty minutes of heavy searching (I think), I found nothing. There is a “penalty” or ...
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Indenting Paragraphs of Text [duplicate]

I am trying to write a paper in LaTeX. I am able to indent most of the paragraphs by using \\ at the end of the previous paragraph and adding a blank line in between the paragraphs like so. This ...
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Paragraph space

I'm currently writing a math document containing equations, theorems, remarks, etc. I find it difficult to understand how LaTeX manages the vertical space between two paragraphs. E.g. when you don't ...
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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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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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Shaped paragraph with centred picture (shapepar & cutwin)

I spent much time on this, but could not manage it or find a similar problem. I would like to insert a picture in the center of this heart shaped paragraph, the text should be wrapped around it. ...
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Minimum number of characters in the last line of a paragraph [duplicate]

Last line of paragraph should end with a minimum of five characters of the word. Is it possible to obtain this with LaTeX ?
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Latex inserts blank line AND indents new paragraph [duplicate]

I'm very new with LaTeX. My setup is as follows: \documentclass{llncs} \usepackage{makeidx} \usepackage{listings} \usepackage{graphicx} %the above just for the case that it is relevant to the problem ...