{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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Is there an alternative to LaTeX which isn't whitespace sensitive?

I have been using LaTeX for about a year now, and I quite like it. However, I like to space out my source code. In most languages, this doesn't cause an issue, as extra newlines don't affect meaning. ...
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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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How can I eliminate section headers, while keeping the first paragraph of each section unindented?

I would like to have the sections of my document to just be separated by a vertical space, with no visible section header. Furthermore, I would like the first paragraph of each section start without ...
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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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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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First indent is shorter than it should be

I am using \paragraph{} at the beginning of chapter. All my paragraphs are intended automatically but first indent is always little bit shorter than others (I mean that white space). Does anyone ...
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Reliable code for automatic \noindent after specific environments?

This question led to a new package: noindentafter There are a number of environments which I never want to follow up with an indented paragraph. itemize, enumerate, theorem, definition, etc. I ...
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What is a “Overfull \hbox (9.89561pt too wide)”?

I have this warnings around, some of them seems to be solved naturally but I never really understand what do they mean. What this means? Edit: I would like to keep the question in more general ...
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Better vertical space between paragraphs and centered tabular or figure

When I need to place a tabular or figure inside a paragraph (usually in exams or class notes) I use {\par\centering <tabular>/<figure>\par} because center environment uses too much ...
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Inhibit indentation in paragraph after using the “quoting” package

A little while ago I asked this questions concerning how to quote in the style of "quotation" but without the first paragraph being indented. The answer I got was to use the quoting package instead of ...
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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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New paragraph without \newline?

I am writing on a larger text and sometimes I want to begin a new paragraph. So I don't want to have a new heading, just a space for visiual reasons. Currently I use the solution with \\ \newline For ...
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Paragraph Spacing within a Tikz Environment

I am looking to replicate the look of paragraphs within a tikz environment (actually a minipage). \documentclass[letterpaper,12pt]{book} \usepackage{tikz} ...
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Inhibit indentation of first paragraph of quotation

I'm using LyX. Would it be possible to format something as "quotation" in a way in which the first paragraph doesn't get indented but the subsequent paragraphs does, like the way in which text ...
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How to remove the paragraph break after lipsum block?

Usually I use the lipsum package to produce random text. But sometimes I want to test something just after the text (e.g. some \hrulefill command). I noticed that \lipsum[1] ends with a \par or ...
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Variable white space between paragraphs

I am having trouble finding out why the white space between my paragraphs is variable. Sorry, I am not allowed to post images but sometimes there is no white space (like it should be), just an indent ...
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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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How to format a set of paragraphs with captions to the left of the first line

I am trying to write a document with a list of paragraphs that have an introductory caption displayed to the left of the first line of each paragraph, such that the captions appear as a left column ...
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Defining clauses as in the C standard document?

I am trying to write a document with the same presentation as the C standard document. Here is the document: C draft n1570 Look at page 256 and the 7.12.4.1 section for example. My question is how to ...
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How to get the natural width of the last box in a paragraph?

I want to get the natural width of the last line in a paragraph. For example, the last line of the following paragraph Georg Friedrich Bernhard Riemann (September 17, 1826 – July 20, 1866) was an ...
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Using memoir, how do I number paragraphs?

I am trying to implement paragraph numbering with memoir. I would like the numbers to be in the outside margin, flush against the text block, and vertically aligned with the first line of the ...
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biblatex: no linebreaks in name lists when typesetting ragged-right

When typesetting a bibliography \raggedright, biblatex seems to have trouble breaking a line between an author's first/last/middle names (and, if multiple authors are present, between two authors). ...
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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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Defining \@ifnextchar to detect a newline [closed]

At the end of a list (eg in \enditemize or similar) I need to detect if there is a blank line before whatever comes afterwards. Can this be done by \@ifnextchar or has someone already done this ...
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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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Indent Theorem like \hangindent, but for multiple paragraphs

I would like to create a theorem style which indents the theorem exactly like a \hangindent would do, expect that the indention should continue for all paragraphs of the theorem. For example: ...
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Text starting at the bottom of paper? [closed]

I start writing my thesis in LaTeX. On one of the paper do have a graph and for some reason it split the text and the text are starting at the bottom of the new page. I am using the ...
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how to control font and paragraph formatting in margins

i'm having a hard time to figure out how to control the exact appearance of margin text (such as is output by the \marginpar command). i'm using XeLaTeX with packages such as geometry, fontspec, ...
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What is the difference between \everypar and \EveryPar?

In a previous question I got recommended to use \EveryPar instead of \everypar. What is the difference between the two? Are there other commands that I should capitalize the same way in ConTeXt?
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Problem with enumitem and \raggedright [duplicate]

I want my items in lists (enumerate, itemize and description) to be raggedright. So I use enumitem package to make things easier \usepackage{enumitem} \setlist[enumerate]{before = \raggedright}% In ...
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Add \par only if last paragraph did not end with displayed math

Background: I have named "sections" (sections for rest of this question) which are conditionally displayed or suppressed based on parameters. To simplify the test case below, these are controlled by ...
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How do I insert an empty line? [duplicate]

How can I add an empty line between to paragraphs, thus separating them more strongly?
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Bold text multiple paragraphs [duplicate]

What I want is to be able to do \textbf{ paragraph 1 paragraph 2 } but the compiler complains that I've put new paragraphs inside \textbf{}. I had the same problem with \textcolor but this How ...
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How to format a Scenario text

I writing currently on a paper and i have a short scenario, how my product can be used in the future. i saw that most people use italic font and indention to mark it as a story. Is it possible that ...
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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 ...