{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 do I create an indentation in the first line of every paragraph? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Paragraph indenting not working I'm using parameters as below. \usepackage{indentfirst} \setlength{\parindent}{1.5cm} I'm using \\, \\\\ and \linebreak to create new ...
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Indenting multiple paragraphs in description

I am trying to put multiple paragraphs in a description, where the body text is indented by one \parindent, and I want to indent the second paragraph by one \parindent relative to the body text ...
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How to disable automatic indent?

I know there are some similar questions here, but I haven't found the perfect answer for my problem. I don't like that TeX indents he first line of each paragraph and I'm too lazy to write \noindent ...
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How to avoid using \sloppy document-wide to fix overfull \hbox problems?

How to avoid using \sloppy document-wide to fix overfull \hbox problems? This is my minimal working example. \documentclass[12pt]{report} \usepackage[english,ngerman]{babel} ...
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How to avoid \parskip being applied to \listoffigures etc.?

Follow-up question of Why are \listof{}{} and \listoffigures styled differently?... With the issue mentioned above I finally managed to design my \listof{}{} and \listoffigures as desired but one ...
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Prevent vertical distribution of paragraphs over entire page

It seems it tries to fill an entire A4, as the image of the next page is too big. So it puts a lot of space between the paragraphs. But, I'd much rather have a big chunk of white at the bottom of the ...
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Numbered, hanging paragraph without list environment

I often quote text (legal sources). Normally I use the quoting-package and csquotes (block quote). Often, the quotation contains some lists, and often with a non-standard numbering (f. ex. § 4-1(a)), ...
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How to set parindent in apa class?

Usually one can adjust paragraph indent with \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} but that fails for the apa class. Is there another way to get rid of this indents in this class?
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How to break URLs when footnotes are on same line?

Question Footnotes on the same line revealed that it is a good idea to use \usepackage[para]{footmisc}. However, this does not seem to work with URLs: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{hyperref} ...
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Any way to center text within a \parbox?

Probably I'm missing something, but I'm really struggling to find an answer to this simple question: How to center text within a \parbox? Side note: I don't want to switch to any other environment ...
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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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Perfectly scale line, paragraph, image, anything up to textwidth

I want to scale a multi line text up to the available textwidth. I found something here: pgfplots: how can I scale to text width? and here: ...
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How can I number paragraphs (and sections) in the margin?

I am (still) trying replicate the layout of this document. Sections and paragraphs are all numbered, in the margin (the chapter titles do not treat this as a margin, but I can ignore that). They are ...
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Add figure after paragraph with no text interruption [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Keeping tables/figures close to where they are mentioned How to influence the position of float environments like figure and table in LaTeX? Is it possible to add ...
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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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Difference between setting parindent and hangindent

Is there a difference between setting \parindent to 1em and to setting \parindent to 0em, \hangindent to 1em, and \hangafter to -1 that shows in practical use? The nodes created by TeX are ...
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How to make additional paragraph commands that use sectioning counters?

I would like to be able to use the following additional (new) commands: \sparagraph, \ssparagraph, \sssparagraph. All of these will use the \paragraph formatting but, will use different counters. The ...
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Quotations spanning multiple paragraphs in csquotes

I have a quotation which extends for multiple paragraphs. The literary convention is that there is no end-quote at the end of each paragraph, except for the last one. However, this seems to be ...
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Reducing spacing after headings

I've searched many sites but I couldn't get any answer. Here is this mystical question: How can i reduce the spacing after headings? Here is my code. \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} ...
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How to set two or more paragraphs to use the same amount of vertical space?

Given several paragraphs in ConTeXt or plain TeX, how can I ensure that all paragraphs use the same amount of vertical space, by adding white space to the end, as the longest paragraph in the set? ...
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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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Automatically itemize a paragraph

I'd like to use LaTeX for lecture notes but I use bullet lists extensively, and the itemize macro in LaTeX is too time consuming for lecture notes. But if I could teach LaTeX how to do it for me ...
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Mark (highlight) a paragraph (\item{…}) with a squiggly line for later attention

I'd like to mark one or more of my \item{...}'s in an enumeration with a squiggly line at the right so that I can easily see which parts I have to re-phrase/re-write later on. All I have found is how ...
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How can I prevent a new paragraph between two \input commands?

I want to use the command \input{} to insert two textfiles, text1.tex and text2.tex, into my latex working file. I want these two textfiles to produce one single paragraph when I am compiling my ...
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everything is bold, and pagebreaks are appearing in the wrong place

I'm just starting trying to use texmaker 3.3.2. I think I understand the basics but already in a very short document, I have multiple problems. I just downloaded texmaker so I don't think I ...
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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 ...
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New paragraph style for newbie

This question may have already been asked, but with all of my searching, I couldn’t find it. I am new to LaTeX and after a few rough starts, I am finding my way. I am using this tool to create ...
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How to allow page-breaks in columns/list

I've got a following fragment to display in two columns: Some heading Some longer description * with * a * list I'm using ...
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Nominal values for \parindent and other paragraph metrics

In memoir, when I run \documentclass{memoir} \begin{document} \showthe\parindent \end{document} I get: 17.62482 pt My questions are : Why that value? This number seems to capture something ...
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How to colour multiple paragraphs?

I have a set of commands in my document's preamble that look like this: \newcommand{\nathaniel}[1]{\textcolor{blue}{[#1]}} \newcommand{\anotherAuthor}[1]{\textcolor{darkgreen}{[#1]}} They are to ...
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How to keep the paragraph and subsequent image on one page?

I have a text, where pictures are interleaved with descriptions for them. And since pictures are quite big, sometimes picture moves to next page, but the description for it stays on the previous page, ...
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Why xelatex indents only the first paragraph?

Example: \documentclass[a4paper,titlepage]{article} \usepackage{xltxtra} \setmainfont[Mapping=tex-text]{Times New Roman} \usepackage[margin=0.5in]{geometry} ...
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How to insert vertical space between paragraphs [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is there an easy way to have my whole document with a space between paragraphs rather than indentation? Googling didn't give required results. (Many, but not applicable ...
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Horizontal character width scaling

I'm interested in saving space by scaling all characters in a passage of text to, say 95% of their normal horizontal character widths. In Microsoft Word this is done with the Scale field under the ...
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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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Temporarily increase line spacing

How do I temporarily increase line spacing? I have some text on my title page: \begin{center} { \Large \textbf{The Great Thesis About Some Very Great Things Indeed With a Pretty Long Title That Will ...
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How do you put multiple paragraphs in a caption?

I have a really long caption for a figure in a LaTeX document. I would like to break the caption into a few paragraphs. How do I do that? As per the request below, I removed everything I could ...
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Two paragraphs side-by-side and page breaks

I have a little mind puzzle here. This idea was bugging me since I saw a question about breaking cells in a table on a page break. Let's think of a table row that's built from cells that are ...
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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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half parskip in koma scrartcl resulting in space at the end of last line before next paragraph

I wrote some things and wanted to have a part of those left aligned and on the same line some words (or formulas) right aligned. I solved that with \hfill. So sad it is not working on the last line ...
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Setting a single equation in a paragraph in a smaller font

I'm trying to figure out the best way of making a single equation just a little bit smaller. Of course, I could try and break up the equation into pieces and proceed that way, but I'd like to ...
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How do you change indentation in the middle of a paragraph?

I'll start with a little background info. Maybe it will help find an alternative solution. I have made a few macros for simple indented lists, text-editor-efficient (just add or remove an x to change ...
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Cancel/undo a \setlength{\parindent}{3ex}

Assume I want to have a section within an article with different indentation/parskipping. Is there a way to undo that command at the end of the section so the next section behaves again as if I never ...
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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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Creating LyX Layouts – No indents for first paragraphs

Based on article.cls, I created my own Document Class with a new Environment, called "Body." It shows up right when compiled, but it doesn't appear in LyX correctly. It's supposed to have the same ...
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Text on the left, picture on the right and other text follows

I use the following code to produce a picture on the right of the text \documentclass[12pt,landscape]{article} \usepackage[demo]{graphicx} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage{wrapfig} \begin{document} ...
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Problem with using soul in paragraph mode and siunitx immediately after

This problem seems somewhat obscure, it is potentially a bug in siunitx or soul (I am aware of issues with the latter). Which one is uncertain and I'm not certain that it is a bug. What I want to do ...
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When to indent a paragraph?

I use indentation of the first line for paragraphs. When a new paragraph starts after a code listing (or some other figure), this looks a bit unpleasant to me. What is the typographical convention for ...
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How to join paragraphs with a pilcrow \P?

Background There are many typographically distinct ways to separate paragraphs from one another, the most common being starting each paragraph on a new line with either an indent or additional ...
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Paragraph indenting not working

For some reason in my code my paragraph indents aren't working. I'm using MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 compiling with XeLaTeX. I'm using multicols for a 2 column layout but I'm not sure if thats the ...