{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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Annoying paragraph spacing issue with memoir

I have a spacing issue while using the memoir class. The main problem is that after the first paragraph there is a line skip and an indentation and afterwards, all the paragraphs are indented properly ...
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How does \\ suppress spurious spaces while \par\noindent doesn't

I'm trying to build a description-list-with-header-line by using a macro. In the non-MWE, the macro adds additional value like index entries and margin notes, but here I have the simplest case ...
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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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Different vertical spacing (parskip) between concurrent section titles and paragraphs

I'm trying to remove the spacing between section headings, but maintain the paragraph to section heading spacing. Even though I set titlespacing before and after to *0, there is still spacing - quite ...
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How to get “paragraph keywords”? [duplicate]

Sometimes, especially in large textbooks, you find descriptive keywords like "Model Definition" to the left/right of the normal text flow. They help to quickly orient yourself in a lengthy text with ...
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Producing centered asterisk to indicate new section

In a text (or a passage of a text) that is not subdivided by headings -- say, an essay --, a common tool to indicate the start of a new section is a simple asterisk (or other symbol), usually ...
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Set up a system to alternate between genders per paragraph

In RPG writing it has become traditional to swap he and she on a per paragraph basis. Something like "He can use the smite evil ability one a day at first level. (Blah blah blah, paragraph break) when ...
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Paragraph break when combining tabbing and font change

I have found a strange behavior when combining the tabbing environement with a font change. When I write the following code blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah blah \begin{tabbing} ...
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Include links for certain paragraphs

I would like to include links/reference points in my latex document, e.g. The situation is the following: There is a certain paragraph on, say page 11, and on page 13 there is a link and when the ...
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How to center the last line of a paragraph?

I am trying to center the last line of each paragraph to keep with an old style typesetting. I tried using the example by Gonzalo Medina in How to center text without adding space AND not altering ...
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Indent text after line 1

How can I accomplish something like this: Basically, I want my text to be "indented" after the first line. It would be great if somebody knew an answer. Ideally I would like to do this, because I ...
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Picture and Paragraph in Metapost

How to insert a paragraph in Metapost and a drawing below that? This has to be done within a single Metapost block, (i.e) within a single \startMPcode and \stopMPcode block Sample image :
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unexpected interaction between \raggedright and \parshape

While answering Random start of line, I came upon a strange interaction between \raggedright and \parshape. If a ragged-right paragraph ends in a short line, this line will be "the most ragged". ...
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How can I make a command/environment for a titled paragraph but with the text indented to the title (picture inside)? [duplicate]

Basically I want to make this: **The title** Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit. Nam vestibulum accumsan nisl. Phasellus lacus. Lorem ipsum dolor sit ...
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How to apply formatting (sans-serif, color etc.) to multiple paragraphs?

Some LaTeX formatting commands like \textcolor{red}{...}, \sout{...} or \textsf{...} work fine when the thing inside is a single paragraph but fail to compile if you put a paragraph break in the ...
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Flexible vspace

I created a macro to insert diary-like right-aligned paragraphs. \newcommand{\diarydate}[1]{\begin{flushright}\textit{#1}\end{flushright}} Example: \diarydate{New York, August 1992} This looks ...
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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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The biblatex has problems with \par having \prevdepth

Russian paragraphs have not too short last lines as the \Arussian substitution for \par does. But this approach creates conflicts with biblatex package. Is there any method to make it run? Here is a ...
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PGF keys error with key filter for keys containing \par

I am trying to use pgfkeys to store some text for use later. The end goal is to use a key filter to process options first and then apply them to text before it is stored. In the MWE below, if it try ...
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Space Above Equations [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Vertical spacing before and after equation environment: empty line or not? I am using iPython Notebooks and a utility called nbconvert to translate notebooks into LaTeX. ...
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Octavo environment stanza break spacing

In the octavo document-class, there is (as in many others) a verse environment for the setting of poetry; however, breaking stanzas appears to be unimplemented: there's no difference in vertical ...
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Shorthand for empty line or \\ \indent

This page says that \\ starts a new paragraph. However, it does not end up looking the same as inserting an empty line in my source code (which I have always used to define paragraphs), which also ...
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How to best split long strings?

I would like to do a simple \StrSplit (from the xstring package) on a string I have, however, the string in question may contain a \par, and it appears that \@xs@StrSpl@t@@, which I can only imagine ...
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Going back to the end of the previous paragraph

Is there a way to define a TeX command that checks if the current position in the text is at the beginning of a paragraph, and if true, then to go back to the end of the previous paragraph? Edit: The ...
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Empty line between paragraphs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an easy way to have my whole document with a space between paragraphs rather than indentation? Adding an empty line between paragraphs does not work, \newline ...
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Making mdframed paragraph behave like normal paragraphs in terms of spacing

I'm using the mdframed package to highlight a paragraph with rules on both sides. However, the mdframed-environment creates a box for the paragraph inside of it and so the spacing around it is ...
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Subsection, subsubsection, etc. title outside (left of) the subsection, subsubsection, etc. content block

How could I get subsections, subsubsections, paragraphs, and subparagraphs (which I'll call "sections" from now on) that look like the one in this PDF file ? In this PDF example, the indentation ...
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Framebox with long paragraph and line break

I want to make a border to a paragraph, so I use \framebox to do it. But I have a problem that my paragraph is so long, I can't insert a line break and my paragraph cross the frame. ...
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Using \hangindent within enumerate

I would like to have a hanging indent within the paragraph of an enumerate item. I have the following: \begin{document} \begin{enumerate} \item Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing ...
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Vertical spacing for paragraph environment

When I use \paragraph{...}, the vertical spaces in general are too big. I need to manually put \vspace{-5em} in front to adjust the spacing. It is not robust and unnatural. One reason may be that I ...
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Hiding and revealing interlaced paragraphs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Commenting out large sections I am writing a document and I want to prepare two versions. Version 1 will contain the 'text'. Version 2 will contain the 'text' as well ...
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Paragraph indent after multicols environment

I'm using the multicol package and have found that the paragraph immediately following the multicols environment is indented. This happens even when there is no blank line between the end of the ...
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Adding vertical lines to each side of a paragraph

How can I add vertical lines to each side of a paragraph? To illustrate, what I need is: some paragraphs... |My paragraph begins| |here and goes like | |this... ~~~~~~~~~~~| |~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~| ...
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Why does a color meant for the first typeset line *only* (with package magaz) affect the *entire* document?

I am trying to make a nice layout that gives a different style to the first line in a section using the package magaz. All examples I have seen feature some variation of small caps {\scshape text} or ...
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Empty sections cannot be broken, making page look stretched out

This is almost duplicate to question Random unwanted space between paragraphs but I don't even use \par. I'm using pdflatex to compile a .tex file. As I wrote my text I noticed a sudden change in how ...
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Images on same page as text (paragraph)

I have 3 paragraphs with text (but without use \paragaph, just ext) and I have 3 images to these paragraphs. When I create pdf I have these paragraphs on one page (with text before) then on next page ...
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No indent in the first paragraph in a section in Plain TeX

I have checked no indent in the first paragraph in a section? but I think my question warrants a new thread, because my question is about Plain TeX. I am using Plain TeX. I would like to write a ...
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How to hold all lines in a defined environment? [duplicate]

\def\Grammercaption{\textbf{Grammer}} \def\grammer{\bgroup\ignorespaces\Grammercaption\fontsize{10}{13pt}\selectfont} \def\grammer{\egroup} I want all lines of text within this environment stick ...
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Getting the interlinear spacing correct within a paragraph when using minipages

Let me start by saying that this is very similar to a previously posted question, How to keep a constant baselineskip when using minipages (or \parboxes)?, for which egreg gave a very nice solution. ...
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Multiple paragraphs break custom command

first of all sorry if the question seems repetitive: I have tried to find a solution in previously asked questions but none of the hints provided seems to work for me. Here is my situation. I am ...
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Unexpected list spacing when trying to implement vertical lists in paragraph style (with enumitem)

I'm trying to create a styling for certain numbered lists where they are formatted as normal paragraphs; i.e., a paragraph indent before the label, with all subsequent lines of each item unindented. ...
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Prevent figures from breaking lists, paragraphs and stay in current section [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to protect text from being split by a float? I have quite some images in my report and I insert them with this command I made: \newcommand{\image}[3]{\begin{figure} ...
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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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Automatically stretch/fit contents of a paragraph

I am preparing my thesis and in many places I find the Overfull/Underfull warnings. Usually it is not very alarmingly visible in the document but sometimes it is painfully out of the specified ...
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Newline, indentation, parskip - when to use what in what stylistic manner?

I intend to use scrbook. In real-life literature, English and German language, the text often looks like this: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consetetur sadipscing elitr, sed diam nonumy eirmod ...
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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 indent part of line to certain amount?

I apologize if this is a basic question, but I'm new to LaTeX and typography in general, and I'm not sure how to articulate my question properly. I have a document which looks like this: ...
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space between paragraph and list

In this code, I'm confused about why the space between First paragraph and Second paragraph is not equal to the space between Second paragraph and First bullet. How can I make them equal? ...
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Paragraph after \section doesn't indent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I indent the paragraphs which follow a heading? I want to ask why "Hello!" doesn't indent. % work1.tex \documentclass{article} \begin{document} ...
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Define a command to affect everything until the end of the paragraph?

Is it possible to define a command so that it affects everything until the end of the current paragraph? As a minimal example, I am trying to define a command using syntax similar to the following: ...