{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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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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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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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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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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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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Paragraph spacing in other languages.

I am writing a document in French using LaTeX and I found a weird behavior with paragraph spacing. Here is a MWE (in English): \documentclass{article} %\usepackage[french]{babel} ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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\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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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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How to prevent the paragraphs to spread out over the page?

I have a problem. I have several large equations within the text. And when LaTeX does not manage to put the equation on the same page and moves it to the next one, he spreads the paragraphs of the ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
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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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How can I get spacing between paragraphs while also keeping the default indentations?

I'm using the report documentclass, and the paragraph formatting looks something like this with two paragraphs: Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Nam ac odio est. Morbi vel ...
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Controlling paragraph spacing in LyX

I'm working on a rather large document for my university using LyX. I have been using the report (KOMA-Script) document class. According to my university's document specification each paragraph ...
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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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gb4e example with two-paragraphed footnote throws error

gb4e is a useful package for writing linguistics papers, as it allows one to append judgments to examples, via the optional argument of \ex{}. As such, I would like to retain the use of this package, ...
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\multicolumn error in texmaker

The code below gives me the following error: ! Paragraph ended before \multicolumn was complete. I tried several times but I cannot find what I did wrong. The exact same table works perfectly fine ...
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Inserting automatic vertical space between blocks when \obeylines is active

Sometimes as I write a manuscript in LaTeX for speaking, I want to format parts of it as \obeylines and \obeyspaces permit, so that a single coherent thought is expressed compactly on each line, and ...
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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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First paragraph of section becomes indented after setting \setbeforesecskip (memoir class)

I am trying to adapt my thesis draft to the format specifications of my university, which mandates among other things the number of line skips before and after section and subsection titles. I am ...
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How to take the following paragraph

I'm new to TeX and I'm a bit lost. Could someone tell me how this should be written (marked 'PROBLEM HERE' in the code) Situation: When argument #2 is space (empty paragraph), I want to use next ...
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Referring to unnumbered paragraphs

I'd like to write We added an explanation on \paragraphref{modifiedparagraph1}. and have it compiled to: We added an explanation on page 7, paragraph 2. where the referenced paragraph is the ...
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Using needspace for every paragraph with LyX

I am using 2.0.5.1 on a windows XP OS. I have MikTeX 2.9 installed. I am trying to use the needspace package. As such I have opened MikTex installed it , then refreshed FNDB via the 'Settings' in ...
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How can I center multiple paragraphs that are wider than the text width?

I have a figure that consists of multiple paragraphs of tabulars and images. At least one of these paragraphs is wider than the text width. How can I center the entire figure so that the widest ...
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Indent ONLY the first paragraph of a section/subsection/subsubsecion

I need to indent only the first paragraph of each section/subsection/subsubsection. Is it possible in a more clever way than using the indentfirst package and \noindent on each non-first paragraph?
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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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Change paragraph font and background color

I'm submitting a project that involves blocks of code. I figured a nice way to present it by be that paragraphs of code are black text on a light gray background, in courier font. I'm wondering if ...