{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 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 ...
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Problem with boxes and paragraphs

I am trying to create a form for my company. I am new to Latex and based on some tutorials i was able to get to a certain point. But as you can see The fbox is starting from a different margin I am ...
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Latex tables, text follows tables to the next page

I really appreciate your help and cooperation, I'm happy to find replies to all my questions in your platform :) I'm very new to LaTex and have a question: I'm using the tabularx environment and don't ...
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Controlling Spacing after paragraph

I'm sure this is trivial, but I'm new to LaTeX and having trouble getting some formatting correct. I want two columns with bold headings and non bold text after. One of the headings, "experiments" has ...
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Line break after description label

How can I ger a line break after the label of a description environment item? I'd like to keep the indentation and the bold face for the item label, but I'd like to have the body of the item in a ...
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How to put paragraph after a figure in latex? [duplicate]

I want to put a paragraph after an image but latex always put the paragraph before the image. how can I do it? Thank you.
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Basic question on spaces

I'm trying to learn LaTeX in my spare time using "Learning LaTeX" by Griffiths and Hingham. I copied down the example code on page 6 and when I compile it there's no paragraphs. Could someone point ...
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Vertical space between two paragraph (only)

I would like to increase the vertical space between two specific paragraphs. These paragraphs are already in a deep section (\subsubsection{}) so I do not want to put each paragraph inside a ...
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Paragraph separation with “article” document class

I'm writing a text but it seems the document class "article" doesn't allow for paragraph separation. Is there any way to force the paragraphs to have an space between (even in the abstract)? ...
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Formatting: Numbering paragraphs of sections

I have some problems in writing an article with inequalities. What I want to say: Now, it appears as Cauchy's Inequality 1. Introduction 2. Theorem Bernoulli's Inequality 3. Introduction 4. ...
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Changing paragraph begin/end commands

Is it possible to modify TeX/LaTeX commands so that certain commands are executed before/after a paragraph? For instance, we know that when the LaTeX compiler sees the \par command or a whitespace ...
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Difference between commenting out empty lines and \noindent?

My question is similar to this one but I understand the behavior described there and am interested in best practices in cases like the following. Typically, when ending an environment like quote in ...
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Subparagraph between two pages is not aligned correctly

I have a tex book document, containing chapters, sections, paragraphs and subparagraphs. The subparagraph that you see in the code is inside a section. The problem is that if the subparagraph is ...
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How to start a new line in \boxed{}?

I have: \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \newcounter{conto} \setcounter{conto}{\time} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{dsfont} ...
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Formatting my basic tex report with specific spacing and font settings

Ok so I am configuring the settings of my tex file before starting my (mathematical) report and am going through my basic template and removing all packages I don't need and believe I have the very ...
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Equation causes overfull hbox

I have the following code, which causes an overfull line. I don't know how to fix this. Any ideas? \documentclass{elsarticle} \usepackage[math-style=TeX]{unicode-math} \usepackage{amsmath} ...
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Why does \ExecuteMetaData break my paragraphs?

I have a lot of content to assemble in several different ways and would like to use excerpts from one file in another. I have specified: \usepackage{catchfilebetweentags} I then have an external ...
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How to combine paragraphs of text with equations using \shortintertext and 'align'

I commented that I'm solving problems to make a book of basic math (or precalculus). In the environment or region of solving an exercise I want to combine paragraphs of text (using \shortintertext) ...
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Change paragraph spacing without messing up the rest of the document

If I use \setlength{\parskip}{1cm plus4mm minus3mm} Or change the lengh of parskip in anyway, it not only changes the space between paragraphs, but also the space before and after equations, the ...
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How to break a paragraph between double {}

Document class I use the following document class: sig-alternate.cls The document class can be found at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates Problem: I have the following ...
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Uneven space between bibliography entries using flushend

I'm having problems with uneven spacing between bibliography entries. As seen in the attached screenshot, the space between entry 4 and 5 is much smaller than the rest of the distances. This makes the ...
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How to avoid page-breaks inside paragraphs?

I would like to know if there is any global command that would prevent any page-breaks inside paragraphs. I'd rather have the whole paragraph on the next page instead of having it cut in the middle. I ...
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LaTeX adds a line break when the last line in a paragraph extends to the right margin [duplicate]

Could someone tell me why LaTeX adds a linebreak after stanza 11? [Edit: sorry, I think I should have used \par instead of double backslash \getroot{§10§} \par \getroot{§11§} \par \getroot{§12§} ...
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Smaller parskip than half for KOMA-Script?

I am using the documentclass scrbook. To mark paragraphs I need both vertical spacing and indentation. I know that KOMA-Script supports the option parskip or halfparskip, however, this disables the ...
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Paragraphs with a vertical bar on the left, but starting *after* the first line of text

I'd like to write paragraphs (e.g. definitions, theorems etc.) having the following appearance: there's a vertical bar to the left of the entire paragraph, except the first line of text. Furthermore, ...
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How to make url in footnote clickable?

How to make url in footnote clickable? Currently I have: \paragraph{Some text \protect\footnote{xyz available at \protect\url{https://someplace.org}}} The footnote appears just fine but nothing ...
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Setting paragraph indentation AND vertical space in KOMA class

I would like to have both a paragraph indentation and a vertical space between paragraphs in a the KOMA article class. At the moment I use \documentclass[12pt,captions=nooneline,DIV=14, ...
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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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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 ...