{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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What is indentation good for? [duplicate]

I am a German native speaker and I have a question that concerns latex, i.e. the command \noindent. As I would do it, a text with several paragraphs would look like this: Duis autem vel eum ...
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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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Why isn't LaTeX indenting my paragraphs?

I am trying to get latex to indent the first line of each paragraph, but whatever I try I can't seem to get it to work as I would expect reading the documentation. I expect that since I am using the ...
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Spacing of text within a table cell

I am inserting the following text inside the cell of a table \documentclass[a4paper]{book} \usepackage[latin1]{inputenc} \usepackage[pdftex, final]{graphicx} \usepackage[francais]{babel} ...
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vertical space between paragraphs and `topsep` in \usepackage{enumitem} cancel each other out

I'm using \setlength{\parskip}{\baselineskip} to insert vertical space between the paragraphs in my document. However this create a conflict with my list environments. To solve that I am using the ...
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Paragraph spacing inside theorem environment

I am trying to find an easy solution for the following. I want my paragraphs inside my definitions, propositions and proofs to have no vertical line spacing between them but with a small indent. ...
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The correct way of making vertical spaces between paragraphs

This little piece of advice is all over the web: "Do not break the document flow in LaTeX." So what is the "correct" way of making an "extra large" break between two paragraphs (the same thing you ...
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Typesetting novel dialogue where one speaker has multiple paragraphs

I'm typesetting a novel wherein many characters have 2+ paragraphs of uninterrupted dialogue. Example: “Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet…tik. “Nullam orci dolor, porttitor a…julo? “Nulla nibh ...
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Can't get \hangfootparindent to work with \footmisc

I use \footmisc to style my footnotes, with the hang option (in combination with raged2e). I'd like to set the second and subsequent paragraphs in multiparagraph notes with an indentation, but can't ...
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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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ragged-right text and preserve paragraph indentation

I want to justify my text to left without losing the paragraph indentation. I tried ragged and flushleft, although both justify the text and the next paragraph. So I am losing intendation. I do not ...
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parskip=half option ignored after captionof

Using minted, I'm typesetting listings that are longer than one page. However, using the listing environment that comes with minted does not work, because it does not break at the and of a page. I ...
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Choose the line spread of a particular font size

Suppose that (say) I am writing text of size \large but want the line spread associated to the \huge size. How do I do that? Obviously, I want a solution that works in gerater generality, that is, ...
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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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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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Suppress paragraph indentation after tcblisting environment?

I am writing a document containing lost of snippets of code, and I've defined an environment using tcblisting from the tcolorbox package to do this. The environments work fine. What I want to do ...
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set parbox in preamble

is there any way to set a \parbox of a specific size in the preamble and then automatically pass text from the main body into it? \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} ...
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Indent paragraphs

I wrote all my text using the command \paragraph{} and now I'm difficulties to indent and set the spacing between paragraphs. I would like to indent the first line of paragraphs with spacing of 1.25 ...
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When to use \par and when \\

What is the difference between \par and \\ and when should I use \par instead of \\?
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Have paragraphs with spacing between them inside “flushleft”

In my LaTeX document, I'd like to have two paragraphs which are separated by some smaller vertical spacing. When I use the following code, this works just as intended, automatically: ...
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How to see explicit paragraph markings in compiled document?

Sometimes I find it hard to keep track of where new paragraphs begin in my document. I have a lot of display equations and \noindent commands, as well as line breaks, blank lines, figures, etc. I ...
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Paragraph Indent Together With Hanging Paragraphs :: Combining Commands

I think this is more an issue of my not understand Tex's syntax than anything else. I want to format my paragraphs as shown below. There seems to be a way of combining the three commands I'm using ...
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New line and paragraph in TeX [duplicate]

I have been a writing a simple program using TeX programming like Hello, World! How are you. \bye I want the two sentences to in different lines but they come in same line. Using \\ it gives an ...
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Changing margins in .sty

I'm trying to change the margins in an input .sty. I'm trying to set different margins for the first and second page. I've managed to alter the margins but the first paragraph in the second page has ...
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Creating a mixture of indented/outdented paragraphs

I want to be able to produce text that looks like this (except prettier and with spaces iinstead of underlines) first paragraph first paragraph first paragraph first paragraph first paragraph first ...
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how to set the multiple short footnote in a line

How to get these automation "if a Short single notes in a page should be centred. Set several very short notes on same line with 3 EMs # between" like the below output Sample Footnote text Sample ...
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How to create a customized paragraph?

In addition to numbered and unnumbered paragraphs (section, subsection, subsubsection) I would like to have in my thesis some indented and titled paragraphs, but as paragraph command doesn't meet my ...
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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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Textsize changes with \par

This is somehow a follow-on post of Newline linespacing problems within a table cell. What i want to do is having different font styles in one table cell. I've learnt so far that a local size change ...
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\usepackage[parfill]{parskip} Not working [duplicate]

Below is an example, any help on why it's not working? \documentclass[12pt, a4paper, oneside, notitlepage]{article} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{lipsum} \usepackage[parfill]{parskip} ...
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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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strainge overfull \hbox message

I am new in LaTeX, I want to solve some messages which appear during converting to pfd. It is Overfull \hbox (31.70615pt too wide)" in paragraph or (19.03609pt too wide)?
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Suppressing Paragraph Numbers in LawTex

I am using the LawTex package, arbitration class. I am trying to edit the final page but I need to remove the paragraph numbers that are automatically put in place. Essentially, on the last page I ...
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How to number (on the left margin) paragraphs instead of lines?

I am aware of package lineno for row numbers, but my line numbers may change due to English language editing but my paragraphs will likelly not: is it possible to number (on the left margin) ...
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Extra skipped space between the paragraphs in one subsection only

There is only one sub-section in the document, where there is extra space between the paragraphs. The sub-sections before and after do not have any extra space. I did not add anything different for ...
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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 can I indent paragraphs within an itemize environment?

I'm sorry to ask such a simple question, but I've been searching around without finding a simple way to make each new paragraph indent when I'm in the \itemize environment. Number 6 on this document ...
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Span eledmac \edtext over two paragraphs

In eledmac is it possible to have an not refer to text spanning two or more paragraphs. Naturally, this following MWE results in runaway argument error. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{eledmac} ...
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TikZ-style tree nodes with paragraphs?

This may seem like a strange question, but is it possible to create tree edges connecting paragraphs? I've seen examples of TikZ being able to create trees with images and text nodes, but I'm not sure ...
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How to obtain a justified paragraph with correct word-spacing in tabular environment?

I'm trying to obtain a tabular with three columns of text vertically aligned on top (using array package and p{'width'}), but I can't figure how to obtain a regular spacing between words, like a ...
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Increasing space between paragraphs [duplicate]

I want to know how to increase the distance between two paragraphs but not between two lines of the same paragraph. For example, if I type a long line, I want to wrap that line into a paragraph, but ...
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Problems aligning one figure with four texts

Basically, this is the problem: When I use \begin{tabular} with four columns cells are not well aligned, and also I have to write parts of the paragraph in individual rows, not really the best ...
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How to set a 5 spaces indentation from the left for all paragraphs in LyX?

In each chapter now the first paragraph is not indented. But, to get all paragraphs to be equally indented I need some steps.
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How to delay a command execution until the next hmode?

I want to write an environment which adds a marginnote at the begin. The problem is that I can't control the content of the enviroment and so the placement of the marginnote varies a lot. How could I ...
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hangpara first line slightly indented [duplicate]

I'm using the hanging package to create paragraphs with hanging indents. From what I understand, the basic way to do this with this package is to do \hangpara{15pt}{1} Your paragraph. The second ...
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Reduce natbib bibliography to one line

I would like my references to look like Foo et al. 2008, Nature, 100, 200 • Bar & Baz et al. 2010, Science, 300, 400 • Einstein, 1905, New Scientist, 5, 6 where "•" is perhaps some ...
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How do you make text flow to another part of a page?

I have a nasty paragraph with tables, long math and enums which I want to flow between two regions of my page. Here is an example of what I am trying to accomplish: I figured I could somehow do it ...
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Insert a paragraph into a list that uses the whole text width

I want to insert a paragraph or possibly even a box with a background color into a list that uses the whole \textwidth. Something like this: 1st item a subitem 1 b subitem 2 2nd item a ...
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Right Justify Paragragh

I can get the paragraph on the right side of the page with \raggedleft on flushright enviroment, but how to make it justified? I mean something like: ...
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How to disable automatic indentation on new paragraphs?

I'm using a template that I can't/shouldn't modify. This template forces that every time a new paragraph begins, there is an indentation added. In some rare cases this is just looking really ugly and ...