{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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Getting no pagebreaks in numbered paragraph mode using eledmac

Could someone help with getting no page breaks while typing 4 line-paragraphed texts in \pstart and \pend paragraph groups in eledmac. I'm typesetting a multilingual critical edition using XeLaTeX ...
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Add space between paragraphs in Beamer

Customizing spacing between paragraphs in Beamer plagues me constantly. To split two paragraphs by one empty line I usually put \medskip tag between paragraphs, but this is very ugly solution. Now I ...
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Randomly color paragraphs in LaTeX document

I usually type up my notes for school in LaTeX, and I find it easier to focus on text where the color changes between paragraphs, which is easy to do with old fashioned pen and paper. On LaTeX, ...
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How to highlight an entire paragraph?

I'd like to highlight paragraphs such that the highlight color appears as one whole rectangle underlying the entire paragraph. I have looked around but nothing gives me the desired effect so far. For ...
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Default paragraph headings with possible override

I am currently creating a new class for the reports that we do at work. All of our reports require that each paragraph have an in-line, non-numbered heading. Most of the time this heading is the same ...
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consistently increased line spacing when subscripts occur in paragraph

The question is about consistent vertical spacing in a paragraph of text that includes some math using subscripts. Concretely, in the example I feel that there is not enough vertical space between ...
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spacing between \paragraph{} and next chars

Is it possible to make a new line between the text of \paragraph{} and the next characters ? I've tried this, but nothing have changed. \paragraph{Raffinement du cas d'utilisation \og Rechercher \fg} ...
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Reduce spacing between two (custom) paragraphs in scrreprt

I have defined a custom paragraph named myparagraph to use it as a small, unnumbered headline within my document. The reason is that I like the font of the paragraph heading, which is not as bold as ...
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Paragraphs new lines or indent

I am writing an article with for springer lncs. My problem is that sometimes new paragraphs are separated by a new line, and sometime just by indentation. I would like to force only indentation. I ...
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Any way to center text within a \parbox?

Probably I'm missing something, but I'm really struggling to find an answer to this simple question: How to center text within a \parbox? Side note: I don't want to switch to any other environment ...
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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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Paragraph numbering

I've got a question following from a previous post answers on numbering paragraphs (Automatically assign a number to every paragraph). I used the code that Alan provided, however it seems that I ...
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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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Best way to add hanging indent to (almost) every paragraph

I want to have a hanging indent on every paragraph, but not on the section headers. I can achieve this with titlesec and \leftskip, but this solution feels dirty/hackish, and I'm sure there must be a ...
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Multiple paragraphs in a multirow cell?

I'm trying to write multiple paragraphs inside a multirow cell,... but I can't find how! I've tried a lot of options, but none of them worked. First of all, I'll show you what I would like to get: ...
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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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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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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 ...