{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 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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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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set hanging indent for more than one paragraph at a time

is there a way to start every paragraph in a document with a hanging indent, without defining this for each and every paragraph? Is this possible without any extra packages loaded or such? And, ...
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Change line spacing for normal text, but not in tabular or verse

\usepackage{setspace} \doublespacing I used above two lines to change the spacing in my document. This changes the spacing of the entire document. My requirement is to change the line spacing in ...
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Is there a LaTeX package that lets me explicitely show indentation on paragraphs?

I'm looking for the following sort of effect in my document: Or something like this: Is there a package that lets me do this?
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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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Verse environment won't set in italics

Could someone please help me fix the following problem? I want to typeset an indented paragraph in italics. Using the verse package, the paragraph typesets without a problem, but when I try to add ...
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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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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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Formatting – title with underline and box around paragraph

Can you help me please with formatting? I like this format: How can I define this title with grey underline (width of all page)? Font is sans serif (Arial). And how can I make grey box around some ...
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Re-use code like figures and paragraphs in other documents

I was wondering if there is a way in which I can reuse the code, for example one figure, that is written in one file into another file. I want to use something similar to xr package that allows you ...
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How not to indent the very first line on a page in LaTeX?

If the first line on a page happens to be the first line of a paragraph at the same time, I would like not to indent it (just as if it is the first line of a section). Is there a way to do this ...
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hanging indents

Note: Subsequent to the original post, it was pointed out to me that my problem had nothing to do with the textpos package. I've edited the title, but left the original post as is for posterity (or so ...
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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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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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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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Numbered paragraphs

I would like to write something with numbered paragraphs - for those who know it the style should be the same of EGA. So instead of having something like blah blah Theorem 2.1 blah blah ...
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How to set lengths only for a specific environment (parindent for paracol in this case)?

Is it possible to set a length specifically for an environment? I know it is possible to change lengths for parts of the document only, by placing the \setlength command between {}, but when using an ...
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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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Border on top of paragraph

I am trying to put a line over a paragraph in LaTeX. I tried this code: \noindent\makebox[\linewidth]{\rule{\textwidth}{2pt}} ...
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How to spread words in several lines uniformly?

In TeX, I can use \hbox to 1in{foo bar baz} to get Is it possible generalize the use, to get this result: by typing a paragraph foo bar baz test text only? I tried \break to break lines at ...
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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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Preserve vertical spacing between paragraphs in different pages

I am trying to include some vertical spacing between two lines. In the example below, the space between questions 2 and 3 should have been the same as between 1 and 2. However, as you can see in this ...
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Inserting very wide paragraphs or pictures…

The questions and answers regarding wide paragraphs are rather popular. What I would like to have is a new kind of "element" in my documents which would allow me to display wide paragraphs which can ...
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Small indentation appears when adding custom header

A small indentation appears on the first line of the paragraph when I add \pagestyle{myheader} to the MWE. I don't want it there. Thanks to Gonzalo Medina's answer I did the part described in Section ...
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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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Start next paragraph on this line

TL;DR: Can I convince LaTeX to start the next paragraph on the same line as the current one? The format I’ve chosen for my résumé looks something like this: EXPERIENCE Doctor Midos, Inc.   ...
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How can I create a better pseudo-enumerated list unconstrained by any environment

I have a longish document which isn't written in LaTeX but structures for markup are easily identified. I can write a Perl script to translate most of the document into LaTeX. However, lists ...
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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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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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Testing for a blank line (“paragraph”) immediately after \begin{document}

(With this question, I hope to resolve an edge case relevant for my quoting package.) Suppose I define a customized environment for displayed text. It resembles the standard LaTeX environment quote ...
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How to concatenate a whole paper into one big line of text + footnotes

I've helped my girlfriend typeset her Bachelor's degree paper with LaTeX. I'd like to create a single-page poster version of the whole text. Cf. "All the World's a Page" posters, e.g. ...
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How do I make a hanging indent for numbered paragraphs?

The code I have is: 1. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetuer adipiscing elit, sed diam nonummy nibh euismod tincidunt ut laoreet dolore magna aliquam erat volutpat \\ But as you can see in ...
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LyX: Paragraphs ignored in PDF output

I have a document with article class. Here's the minimal example: #LyX 2.0 created this file. For more info see http://www.lyx.org/ \lyxformat 413 \begin_document \begin_header \textclass article ...
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Paragraph spacer: blank line and no indent, instead of indent [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an easy way to have my whole document with a space between paragraphs rather than indentation? I would like to have my paragraphs separated by a blank line, ...
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Indent first paragraph only once

I'm writing a document in English which includes an abstract in Spanish. In Spanish the first paragraph of a chapter should be indented, while in English shouldn't. If I use indentfirst package, all ...
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Paragraph indenting in an mdframed environment

I'm using the mdframed package and I've defined my own environment. But it seems that paragraph indentation doesn't work inside a mdframed environment. I've used the settings option of mdframed to ...
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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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Proclaim command with multiple paragraphs

In page 131 of "TeX for the Impatient", it says the followings for proclaim command: \proclaim ⟨argument⟩.␣⟨general text⟩\par This command ``proclaims'' a theorem, lemma, hypothesis, etc. It sets ...
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Paragraph indent, both \indent and \par, not working

Preamble. I use Win 8 Pro x64, MiKTeX 2.9, TeXnicCenter latest version. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{graphicx} \usepackage{polyglossia} \usepackage{xltxtra} \usepackage{xunicode} ...
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Control the <p> tags added by Tex4HT

TeX4HT allows to reset LaTeX macros to insert HTML code in order to produce clean HTML documents. This is great, but it often gets in a mess of <p> tags, such as: <p class="noindent" ...
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How and when to remove the space on the left hand of the beginning of a paragraph?

I have something like that: \section{subsection} ... \begin{figure} ... \end{figure} texttexttext ... It turns out that it does not put the "texttexttext" on the very left hand side... it leaves ...
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How to add paragraph line number in right margin

In passages, the line numbers are given on the right side of the paragraph. Like this: How could this be implemented in LaTeX?
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How do I stop tables from messing with alignment?

I'm new to TeX and I'm having a hard time understanding how paragraphs, alignment, indentation, and all that works. Some text here. \begin{tabular}{ l l } a & b \\ c & d \\ \end{tabular} ...
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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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Fool-proof paragraph skipping

I'm using XeLaTeX, and I need to have paragraphs that are only separated by vertical space, and with no indentation. However, no matter what I try, I always get indented paragraphs. This is my ...
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Paragraph settings

I am using the paragraph settings shown below: Correct use of \paragraph titles? 1) How can I reduce the size between the paragragphs? 2) Should I reduce the gap between paragraph title and text, ...
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parskip package, keep the indents

That may be a stupid question but is there a way to keep the indent while using the parskip package? I use parskip to keep spacing between my paragraphs while leaving the table of contents and lists ...
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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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Are theorems, lemmas etc as new paragraphs or as in a paragraph?

Curious about skips above and below them and the indentation.