{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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set parbox in preamble

is there any way to set a \parbox of a specific size in the preamble and then automatically pass text from the main body into it? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{...
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Indent paragraphs

I wrote all my text using the command \paragraph{} and now I'm difficulties to indent and set the spacing between paragraphs. I would like to indent the first line of paragraphs with spacing of 1.25 ...
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When to use \par and when \\

What is the difference between \par and \\ and when should I use \par instead of \\?
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Have paragraphs with spacing between them inside “flushleft”

In my LaTeX document, I'd like to have two paragraphs which are separated by some smaller vertical spacing. When I use the following code, this works just as intended, automatically: \documentclass[...
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How to see explicit paragraph markings in compiled document?

Sometimes I find it hard to keep track of where new paragraphs begin in my document. I have a lot of display equations and \noindent commands, as well as line breaks, blank lines, figures, etc. I can'...
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Paragraph Indent Together With Hanging Paragraphs :: Combining Commands

I think this is more an issue of my not understand Tex's syntax than anything else. I want to format my paragraphs as shown below. There seems to be a way of combining the three commands I'm using ...
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New line and paragraph in TeX [duplicate]

I have been a writing a simple program using TeX programming like Hello, World! How are you. \bye I want the two sentences to in different lines but they come in same line. Using \\ it gives an ...
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Changing margins in .sty

I'm trying to change the margins in an input .sty. I'm trying to set different margins for the first and second page. I've managed to alter the margins but the first paragraph in the second page has ...
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Creating a mixture of indented/outdented paragraphs

I want to be able to produce text that looks like this (except prettier and with spaces iinstead of underlines) first paragraph first paragraph first paragraph first paragraph first paragraph first ...
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how to set the multiple short footnote in a line

How to get these automation "if a Short single notes in a page should be centred. Set several very short notes on same line with 3 EMs # between" like the below output Sample Footnote text Sample ...
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How to create a customized paragraph?

In addition to numbered and unnumbered paragraphs (section, subsection, subsubsection) I would like to have in my thesis some indented and titled paragraphs, but as paragraph command doesn't meet my ...
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Paragraph spacing within minibox

I have tried all kinds of gimmicks, but I am stuck trying to reduce the double-spacing within the minibox to single space. (Obviously, I want to keep the global \onehalfspacing option.) This sounds ...
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Textsize changes with \par

This is somehow a follow-on post of Newline linespacing problems within a table cell. What i want to do is having different font styles in one table cell. I've learnt so far that a local size change {...
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\usepackage[parfill]{parskip} Not working [duplicate]

Below is an example, any help on why it's not working? \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, oneside, notitlepage]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[parfill]{parskip} \...
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Suppressing Paragraph Numbers in LawTex

I am using the LawTex package, arbitration class. I am trying to edit the final page but I need to remove the paragraph numbers that are automatically put in place. Essentially, on the last page I ...
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How to number (on the left margin) paragraphs instead of lines?

I am aware of package lineno for row numbers, but my line numbers may change due to English language editing but my paragraphs will likelly not: is it possible to number (on the left margin) ...
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Separating some paragraphs with a blank line, and other paragraphs without a blank line?

I want to be able to write blocks of paragraphs that share the same idea like this. __1. This a a sentence about something. I continue with another sentence. With this sentence I conclude an idea, ...
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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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Span eledmac \edtext over two paragraphs

In eledmac is it possible to have an not refer to text spanning two or more paragraphs. Naturally, this following MWE results in runaway argument error. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{eledmac} ...
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TikZ-style tree nodes with paragraphs?

This may seem like a strange question, but is it possible to create tree edges connecting paragraphs? I've seen examples of TikZ being able to create trees with images and text nodes, but I'm not sure ...
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How to obtain a justified paragraph with correct word-spacing in tabular environment?

I'm trying to obtain a tabular with three columns of text vertically aligned on top (using array package and p{'width'}), but I can't figure how to obtain a regular spacing between words, like a ...
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Increasing space between paragraphs [duplicate]

I want to know how to increase the distance between two paragraphs but not between two lines of the same paragraph. For example, if I type a long line, I want to wrap that line into a paragraph, but ...
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Problems aligning one figure with four texts

Basically, this is the problem: When I use \begin{tabular} with four columns cells are not well aligned, and also I have to write parts of the paragraph in individual rows, not really the best ...
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How to set a 5 spaces indentation from the left for all paragraphs in LyX?

In each chapter now the first paragraph is not indented. But, to get all paragraphs to be equally indented I need some steps.
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How to delay a command execution until the next hmode?

I want to write an environment which adds a marginnote at the begin. The problem is that I can't control the content of the enviroment and so the placement of the marginnote varies a lot. How could I ...
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hangpara first line slightly indented [duplicate]

I'm using the hanging package to create paragraphs with hanging indents. From what I understand, the basic way to do this with this package is to do \hangpara{15pt}{1} Your paragraph. The second ...
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Reduce natbib bibliography to one line

I would like my references to look like Foo et al. 2008, Nature, 100, 200 • Bar & Baz et al. 2010, Science, 300, 400 • Einstein, 1905, New Scientist, 5, 6 where "•" is perhaps some ...
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How do you make text flow to another part of a page?

I have a nasty paragraph with tables, long math and enums which I want to flow between two regions of my page. Here is an example of what I am trying to accomplish: I figured I could somehow do it ...
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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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Right Justify Paragragh

I can get the paragraph on the right side of the page with \raggedleft on flushright enviroment, but how to make it justified? I mean something like: ...
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How to disable automatic indentation on new paragraphs?

I'm using a template that I can't/shouldn't modify. This template forces that every time a new paragraph begins, there is an indentation added. In some rare cases this is just looking really ugly and ...
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How to get rid of paragraph separation after a float is placed in following page? [duplicate]

I have a large image (about the size of a full page) which is declared between two paragraphs: I write a paragraph. Then I declare a float for this large image (I use !hbt). Then I keep on writting ...
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Paragraph overfull hbox

First off all: I must write with twocolumns. The major problem is the overfull hbox at some equations: from 6pt to 12pt too much. I don't know what to do. So what do you do when you write your ...
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Why is the use of a doubleslash as a newline indicator outside of tabular bad

I recall seeing some comments that using a \\ to start a new line is a really bad idea outside of tabular type of environments. What are the reasons for this?
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How to remove the blank in the start of the paragraph that after a figure?

I am writing my thesis, and I want my paragraphs work like: every paragraph has no blank in front, but different paragraph has one blank line. Then I choose to put "\vspace{8pt}\" at the end of the ...
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Problem with spacing above some, but not all, “\paragraph” headers [duplicate]

I am writing a text using \paragraph, and I am completely baffled as to why the 1st paragraph has no space between it and the above text whereas the 2nd does! If I add one more paragraph after the 2nd,...
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How to increase the size of first character in a chapter (Drop-Caps)

I would like to know how I can increase the size of the first alphabet of first paragraph of a chapter using (Xe/La/?)tex. Please look at the image shown below. What is such an effect called? How ...
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distance between end of paragraph and new subsection

This is part of my .Tex work. there is undesired distance between end of paragraph and next subsection. How can omit this distance? Can anyone help me? Also, constraint \eqref{28} functions analogous ...
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How to add space before and after paragraph?

I have text in this structure (simplified): \paragraph{\textbf{\uv{Main question is.... ?}}} Main question is divided into three subquestions.... \paragraph{Sub question 1.} Sub question 1..... ...
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Paragraph numbering in the margins of a two-column document?

I've been trying to get paragraph numbers to sit in the margins of a two-column document. I can't get marginpar to print any text in the margins at all. When I use marginnote, I get an error saying ...
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Balancing out paragraph indentation after one- and two-digit paragraph numbers

I'm using a custom command and environment I found on this site for numbering paragraphs. I have my document set up the way I like it, except for the spacing after the number. I'd like to have the ...
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multicolumn X paragraph?

\documentclass[a4paper,10pt]{article} \usepackage{array,tabularx,longtable,tabu} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \begin{longtabu} to \linewidth {Xccr} \lipsum[1] & Val1/1 & Val1/2 &...
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how to put a paragraph left in a list (summary)

I'm using \paragraph to simulate a \subsubsubsection but my summary is appearing with this paragraph spacing. Does anyone know how to remove this space leaving the left? Using this code: \...
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Breaking up text in a column

When the contents of a column are too long to fit on a single line, how can I have TeX break up the contents across multiple lines if the column has a variable width (such as column 2 in the example ...
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Justify without indent

I was wondering how I can justify the text without making it indenting with \justifying. I'm using \usepackage[parfill]{parskip} Secondary question: Any way how to increase the parskip distance, ...
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How to set the justification for all the standard paragraphs in a LyX document

This must be trivial. I am new to LyX but I have read most of the 183 page User Guide and not found the answer. When I change the justification setting (to remove right justify) it only does it for ...
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Paragraphs are in bold

You can see it: http://wstaw.org/m/2011/02/22/plasma-desktopRe1862.jpg Page source: \section{Esimese astme pealkiri} \subsection{Alampealkiri} \subsubsection{Veel madalam pealkiri} \paragraph{Lorem ...
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Avoid paragraph new line after enumerate or itemize from package enumitem

I'm using my own macro to enqoute some parts of my text. When using the itemize or enumerate environments at the end of my quote, the double quote charaters end up in a new line, whereas I'd like to ...
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Replacement(s) for TeX's paragraph builder using LuaTeX

The LuaTeX engine provides a callback that allows you to replace the built-in paragraph builder by your own algorithm. My question is twofold: does there exist a lua implementation that fully (or ...
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How do I remove unwanted space between paragraphs

I am writing a two-column document. First everything was fine but then without changing anything I starred getting a 5-7 line space between two paragraphs on first page of my document. I searched n ...