{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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Large gaps between paragaphs VS avoiding widows / orphans

How to avoid widow and orphan lines, while also avoiding too large gaps appearing between the paragraphs on the previous page? I figure that to strongly discourage widows and orphans, one would use a ...
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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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Is there a way to configure a command to affect the following paragraph?

I have made the following small command to insert visible section breaks in a manuscript: \makeatletter \newcommand{\subsectionbreak}{ \vspace{1\baselineskip} \centerline{\char"E030} ...
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Unequal space between paragraphs and header-footer

As you can judge from the page below, the vertical space between the text and the header line and the text and the footer line is not equal..... This is much more prominent in a PDF reader so I am ...
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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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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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Replace paragraphs with boxes [closed]

I would like to replace the paragraphs of a compiled document with framed boxes. Although I read the /tex/latex/base documentations I have no idea how to tackle this problem. In detail I want to ...
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How do I embed equations in the text?

Let's say I have a text block like this: Within the field of texture analysis, a number of categories of methods exist, and even if we restrict ourselves to statistical methods, a large number ...
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\captionof messes with paragraph indent

\documentclass{mwrep} \usepackage[font=small,compatibility=false]{caption} \usepackage[chapter]{minted} \usepackage{lipsum} \begin{document} \chapter{Test} \lipsum[2-3] \captionof{listing}{Caption of ...
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Implicit \hfil at the end of each paragraph?

Why do Alpha \hfil\ Omega\par and Alpha \hfil\ Omega not flush "Omega" to the right?
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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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Paragraph indentation

I am trying to get TeX to indent every new paragraph, but have not been successful after trying many different preambles. Currently, this is my preamble: \documentclass[12pt]{article} ...
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Enforcing new paragraph indents in book style

I'm having trouble getting the paragraphs in my document to indent. I'm not sure what could be wrong, as I thought this was default behaviour. Here is a cut down version of my tex file: ...
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Create a macro for heading

LNCS class requires 3rd-level heading to be "Run-in Heading in Bold. Text follows" at 10 point, bold It seems that there is no existing macro for that, so I have written: ...
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paragraph indentation inside an indented environment

I have used the thmtools-package to create a new proof environment. With the following code I indented the whole environment: \AtBeginEnvironment{prf}{ ...
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Text indentation for dedication page

I am using stock book template and would like to create a dedication page. I have used this answer to align the text vertically and my current code is the following: \cleardoublepage ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 do I redefine the paragraph style midway through the document (and then go back to the default)?

I prefer to build my bibliography manually because I'm finicky about the formatting, and I need each bibliographical entry to have a hanging indent and an empty line after it. I'm doing fine with this ...
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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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Indenting text after numbered paragraphs

I have a 60 page document with numbered Sections, subsections and paragraphs. All the paragraphs are numbered. I want all the text to be indented evenly after the numbered paras, such as the following ...
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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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KOMA script and amsthm: Space lost before and after theorems

I am having a problem similar to this and this, but without using parskip, and only after a recent package update. The MWE \documentclass{scrartcl} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm} \theoremstyle{plain} ...
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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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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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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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How to highlight paragraph (linebreak preserving) as well as itemize, tabular etc.?

I want to highlight changes which are introduced by myself in the pdf document. So far the soul package is very neat but it does throw errors when I want to highlight not only paragraphs but also some ...
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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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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 to measure the height and width of several lines (paragraph)?

1. Measuring total height of a paragraph : Hello I'm trying to draw a black box of same height and width of a paragraph with several lines. For this I need to know the size of paragraph and I'm using ...
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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 ...