{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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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 - ...
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How to disable automatic indent?

I know there are some similar questions here, but I haven't found the perfect answer for my problem. I don't like that TeX indents he first line of each paragraph and I'm too lazy to write \noindent ...
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Paragraph Numbering in LaTeX and Space Increase of Indentation

Is there any easy way to do the same thing that this code does: % arara: pdflatex \documentclass[a4paper,12pt]{report} \usepackage[inner=0.75in,outer=0.65in,top=0.75in,bottom=0.75in]{geometry} ...
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\par vs \paragraph

What is the difference between \par and \paragraph? I can skip a space between two paragraphs and have it retained on in the output on XeLaTeX. How is the effect different from using paragraph ...
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How to color the font of a single row in a table, while using a paragraph column?

I tried to color the text of the headers of my tables. Sadly it doesn't work properly as soon as you use it with paragraph columns. Below is my MWE presented. The header in the first table is as I ...
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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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\phantom causes a spacing issue between paragraghs

Could anybody tell me why does phantom command create paragraph spacing issues as described in this thread: This sort of code Vin.\ i zvat.\ mn.\ imaju akcente kao i im.\ mn.: \emph{zȗbe : zȗbi}, ...
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Automatically assign a number to every paragraph

I would like to add a marginal number (don't know the right term; in german „Randnummer“) to every paragraph of text I write. I don't see any other solution, than to write every single number manually ...
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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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Awkward line spacing with \LARGE font size

I'm confused about the look of my rendered output. It looks strange. I'm not doing anything special, but it looks like there is not enough vspace between the lines? The letters are almost touching. I ...
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Parallel text in ConTeXt

I need to type parallel text on facing pages (original text on right page and translation on left one) in ConTeXt. I've used ledpar in Latex but wasn't satisfied with the results (text is aligned on a ...
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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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Add a paragraph sign for each paragraph

Because my supervisor don't like review my papers with PDF format, I have to find a solution to convert my .tex files to .doc file. However, the solutions given in many forums beyond my level. So I ...
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multirow with paragraph

I created a multirow table in LyX. When I tried to convert it to PDF, LyX hang and I had to kill the process. Finally, I narrowed the problem down to a MWE where there is only a single multirow cell, ...
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How to eliminate excessive vertical spacing [closed]

How would someone go about eliminating excessive spacing (leading) in a document? I don't see any reason why these gaps are there. Below is part of the code that I'm working with, the gaps are after ...
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LuaLatex: How get ascii text from paragraph, change it and render again

Is possible to render paragraph in LuaTeX -> get ascii text with hyphenation -> put back text and render again? I have simple text: "Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, conse... laborum." I need get this ...
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How to prevent paragraph breaks after theorem environments?

By default, the list environments (such as itemize) have the nice property that if you add a blank line after it, it starts a new paragraph, and if you don't, the paragraph continues. So The ...
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How can I center multiple paragraphs that are wider than the text width?

I have a figure that consists of multiple paragraphs of tabulars and images. At least one of these paragraphs is wider than the text width. How can I center the entire figure so that the widest ...
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Remove indent of paragraph in fullwidth and add line skip with tufte-latex

The partial answer is here - Remove indent of paragraph and add line skip with tufte-latex It does not work on fullwidth text. How to achieve that? ...
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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 to define the badness of a river?

I've written an algorithm to try and detect rivers in paragraphs and it actually detects quite a lot when I run it. Some of them are clearly false positives, but there are others that are indeed ...
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Latex - width of the colorbox

I'm doing my CV in Latex using this template: http://www.howtotex.com/images/latex-plaincv-screen.png My problem is the duration of the working experience. If I write for example March 2013 - ...
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\intertext doesn't play nice with \paragraph

I have the following test case: \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \begin{document} \section{Test} \paragraph{Group A:} \begin{align*} E &= mc^2\\ E ...
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How to remove the indentation from the first line of a paragraph

I am using a template provided by our university. I have read and tried many way to remove the indent from the first line in a paragraph. I have the paragraph below: \paragraph{1. Number of Sides ...
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Text overflows out of paragrapgh layout

I have no idea why it overflows out. What can I do? connect_metu.mobi_2.php is out of the layout.
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Non-Uniform Inter-Row Spacing in tabularx with p Cells

Take a look at the following picture: The Namespace column is typeset using a p cell. The page layout is in landscape mode. I've set the inter-row spacing explicitly to 20pt. However, since the p ...
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Indicating the beginning of a paragraph with a ¶ just inside the margin

How does one most easily typeset a paragraph marker inside the margin, at the beginning of every paragraph? There are different practices regarding the indication of paragraph boundaries. ...
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What to do so text won't splitted on the edge of paragraph? [duplicate]

I don't know if my title is descriptive enough, but that is my problem. In justified paragraph some text will be splitted, like 'descriptive' become 'des-criptive' and the 'criptive' part is on the ...