{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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\everypar in section (or chapter) command not working

This is a follow up question of Automatic Paragraph Numbers (\everypar only for paragraphs and not for \section and so on). I want to change \everypar in every section (or chapter). As soon as ...
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Automatic Paragraph Numbers (\everypar only for paragraphs and not for \section and so on)

I want to write a specification and each paragraph should automatically be numbered. I found something similar in a book about fitness training: I prepared a small MWE (two-sided layout): ...
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Original on odd, translation on even pages

I have a text and its translation. I want to print the original text on even pages and the translation on odd pages. Paragraphs of the two versions should be aligned to each other. Do you know an easy ...
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Double hard carriage return does not generate indented paragraph after pasting text from Word. Any tips or workarounds?

I'm using ShareLaTeX and I have pasted some text from Word into the tool. In some of these sections I am noticing an issue when I compile to PDF. Even though a blank line exists in the LaTeX coding, ...
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Newline in caption in amsart

This answer (http://tex.stackexchange.com/a/48313/38588) explains how to eliminate the error from a newline inside a caption for a figure. However, this does not work when using the amsart document ...
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empty space between words in a paragraph

I use the command below in the Thesis.tex file to prevent hyphenation at the end of every sentences in a paragraph/text. \tolerance=1 \emergencystretch=\maxdimen \hyphenpenalty=10000 \hbadness=10000 ...
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Inserting predefined paragraph number in page header - follow up

I am following up further on the questions in: Inserting predefined paragraph numbers in page header I was not allowed to comment on this issue so had to create a new question. @Andrew. @Sujato has ...
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\marginpar for all the document

I'm trying to do the following: put the input line number (of the code) on each paragraph in the whole pdf output. For example, for the code \documentclass{book} \usepackage{amsthm} ...
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Indenting a whole paragraph

How do I indent a whole paragraph at the same distance from my left margin, with the simplest command or environment?
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Inserting predefined paragraph numbers in page header

I am dealing with translated texts that have "paragraph" numbers which are already defined in the source, with which I must keep consistency. Hence I can't use \theparagraph to generate the numbers. ...
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Footnote numbering per-paragraph

How can I produce this footnote numbering? Paragraph 1: This is a text [footnote 1]. This is another [footnote 2]. Paragraph 2: I have seen in many books this usage of footnotes [footnote 1 for ...
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Align section titles in margins properly

This is a follow-up to First paragraph indented after section title in margin, but I'm unable to vote, comment, or accept answers there because it's made under a guest account and not linked to this ...
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How to highlight an entire paragraph?

I'd like to highlight paragraphs such that the highlight color appears as one whole rectangle underlying the entire paragraph. I have looked around but nothing gives me the desired effect so far. For ...
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Typeset a dialogue?

I need to typeset a dialogue in LaTeX, it's for a translation assignment. The original dialogue does something like this: - I found it, I told him. My finger was in the book, where George Best's ...
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How to skip a page when a new paragraph has only one line available [duplicate]

Is there any way to automatically (i.e., without \newpage) make latex begin a new page when there's only one line left on a page? So, for instance, the 5th paragraph in the example below would start ...
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Why is there no indent to the first line in my quoted paragraph?

I wanted to indent some quoted content (both 1cm from left and 1cm from right), so I defined a new environment (MWE) as follows \documentclass[11pt,a4paper,openany]{book} \usepackage{latexsym} ...
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Why hbox does not start a new paragraph?

These two produce the same result: abc %\null def \bye abc \null def \bye These two are different: abc %\null def \bye abc \null def \bye Does anybody know where this behavior is ...
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how to add a key word beside a paragraph?

I would like to add a key word beside a paragraph for the sake of clarity as follows \documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{blindtext} \begin{document} \blindtext \end{document} How can I ...
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Balancing lines in two-column document containing figures

How to balance lines in two-column document that contains figures? In other words - how to set the vertical margins of figure with caption so that the line after the figure corresponds to the line in ...
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Using ednote/manyfoot: Is there a way to toggle paragraph footnotes?

Is there any way to toggle a given footnote class between paragraph footnotes and regular footnotes using ednotes/manyfoot? (I know this is possible with other footnote packages, but for various ...
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How to eat / gobble only whitespace or (implicit) \par?

I created a command that prints material in an aux file and that's all. I can reasonably expect it to (also) be used in the following ways: \precis{Some text} The section goes on. \precis{Some text} ...
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How to give double line spacing between paragraphs?

I am preparing my thesis with single line spaced, but it needs double line spacing between paragraphs. I am using \\ at the end of paragraph to achieve this. How to do this by using \parskip package ...
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Paragraph indentation incorrect with picinpar package

I am using the picinpar package and don't know why the paragraph indentation is not working. The problem words are highlighted: Notes: I am not stuck to using the picinpar package, but want to ...
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\par - inconsistency in output

I am using \par in my latex document. In my complied document, some space is left in the beginning for few paragraphs while for others there is no space. How can I fix this?
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Modify space between paragraphs and nothing else

Edit If you prefer some additional space between paragraphs, you can't simply do \setlength{\parskip}{<length>} as this will also modify settings for list environments, the table of ...
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Giving “implicit” paragraphs numbers

I'm using the \setcounter{secnumdepth}{} feature to number my paragraphs. However, LateX only numbers paragraphs explicitly defined with \paragraph. Is there a way to make regular "implicit" ...
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Indenting text in all paragraphs

I want to indent all the text in all the paragraphs in a document I am writing. Below is the method I am using to accomplish this. It works well enough but I was wondering if I could somehow put the ...
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Penalty between paragraphs

How do I modify the penalty given to a pagebreak between paragraphs? I looked everywhere and could not figure out. If I really need to I can redefine \par but I'm unsatisfied with such a hack.
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Nested quotes have smaller and smaller paragraph skips

I'm using Memoir and \abnormalparskip{<length>}. Every time I start a new \begin{quote}, the space between paragraphs gets smaller and smaller until it's basically gone. Here is a minimal test ...
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Paragraph numbers at left margin

I would like to number some paragraphs of some sections inside a big document as described in http://stackoverflow.com/questions/543208/how-can-one-number-paragraphs-in-latex, see below: ...
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Paragraph between longtable title and main table?

First: I am very new to LaTeX. Therefore, please assume I know next to nothing about LaTeX - because I probably know next to nothing about LaTex! Problem: How can I add multiple paragraphs of text ...
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What is the default indent size? [duplicate]

When a paragraph begins, there is an indentation in the first line. How do I know the size of the indentation? Does it depend on the size of the font? Does it depend on something else?
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How to stop indenting paragraphs in memoir? [duplicate]

I am using the memoir document class. My first paragraph is not indented, but all others are. No indent in the first paragraph in a section? explains how to indent them all. I want none of them to be ...
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Paragraph numbering (lineno for paragraphs)

How can I add margin numbering for paragraphs? It should be alternating (left and right) for odd and even pages. So basically like lineo with the switch option but for paragraphs instead of lines.
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Avoid indenting one-liner paragraphs

Some weeks ago I've found here a thread about how to accomplish not indenting paragraphs when they consists on only one line. I can't find this thread now. What I want is that \parindent only applies ...
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Paragraph break only if insufficient space to end of line

I want to write source like Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet. \smallnote{Smaller.} and have it render so that if there is enough room for a \parindent plus the start of the \smallnote (the first word, ...
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How to prevent paragraph breaks after theorem environments?

By default, the list environments (such as itemize) have the nice property that if you add a blank line after it, it starts a new paragraph, and if you don't, the paragraph continues. So The ...
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Is it permitted to have arguments (i.e. value in key-value) including \par in the xkeyval package?

I wish to use the xkeyval package to overide the 9 arguments limit and to clarifiy the different arguments (compulsory or optional). In my arguments/parameters, I have complete paragraphs possibly ...
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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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Is it true that when using \newline to stay in horizontal mode, the information will be on the same page?

I read here that using \newline keeps horizontal mode engaged. Is it true, then, that when I opt for \newline in for example \noindent\rule{\textwidth}{\heavyrulewidth}\newline Here is some text. ...
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Placing a fleuron in a paragraph indent without altering the spacing?

I'm trying to place a fleuron at the beginning of an indented paragraph without pushing the text of the first line forward. I want the fleuron to be flush with the left margin of the paragraph, while ...
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Paragraph skip preserving titlesec, titletoc, table of contents, list of figures and indentation

I have hard time dealing with paragraph skip while keeping titlesec/titletoc, table of contents, list of figures and indentation the same (this is a french book). I have the following class: ...
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How can I get proper paragraph handling in itemize environments?

I'm using the itemize environment to answer a list of questions, because the output is compact and neat. However, when I need more than one paragraph in one item, the second one is not indented, as it ...
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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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Adding blank line (between) and indenting first line of all paragraphs

I would like to have a blank line between all the paragraphs in addition to the indent on the first line of the paragraph (instead of just the indent). As of now I am using the following to add just ...
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What is the difference between \@@par and \par?

In LaTeX internal code I came accross \@@par. How is this different from \par or \newline. When should I use \@@par if I am writing a package or class file? In general, there are so many other ...
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arrows decorating text on a page

I want to mark two points in the middle of a paragraph (or more) of text, and draw an arrow from one point to the next. The arrow can be in colour and with some transparency, and can overwrite the ...
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Automaticaly add paragraph spacing only between two textual paragraphs

I can use: \setlength{\parskip}{\baselineskip} \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} But this messes up the rest of the document as it also increases the spacing after chapters, sections, sub-sections, and ...
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Figure as part of a paragraph

I have two paragraphs and one figure. I want to place the figure as part of the first paragraph. I want this order: paragraph1 with the figure than paragraph2 \paragraph{P1} text ...
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formating lines in the paragraphs

I'm writing report in latex .But my document appear with not good style all lines in paragraphs not in same length >How to get that ? edit: \documentclass{book} \begin{document} \pagestyle{empty} ...