{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 can I remove trailing \par when reading a file and writing the output to the log?

I put together a macro to write the contents of an external file to the log output. Unfortunately, I always read out the trailing \par that LaTeX adds when reading files. How do I test for this and ...
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How to wrap each paragraph in a command using ConTeXt?

I’m typesetting a document partly translated from german into french. To do so, I created a \voc command, designed to: Put the word into a register. Display the word in bold. Display its translation ...
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Using list environment to refactor messy table

I'm writing a book using Latex (obviously). Xetex actually. I'm doing a lot of tables w/ \parboxes in the table cells. In the end there's alot of repetitions and the code looks bad as a result (it's ...
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How do I get a space or line break between paragraphs rather than an indent? Parskip is not working [closed]

So when I first started out with my file I had gaps between paragraphs and no indent, as I was using the parskip package as listed below in my pre amble. At some point for a reason unbeknown to me ...
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Numbered paragraphs without using \paragraph

I would like to get numbered paragraphs. However, I'm in the process of "retro-fitting" quite a long document and inserting \paragraph (or any other command) every time would be very painstaking. The ...
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Unable to print fi in latex [duplicate]

fiber text in paragraph is printed in pdf as ber in latex "fi ïs eliminated how to fix it. In paragraph fiber is displayed as ber in pdf, how to fix it. ...
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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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Paragraph & formatting marks similar to MS Word option

Is there a way to show/hide the paragraph and other formatting in LaTeX as with Word Show/Hide ¶ option.
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paragraph over 2 columns in an article document

I have a two column format for an article and a small paragraph which i want to split in those 2 columns(hard break). I dont want to use \vfill, as I am intending to display a table after the ...
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Is there a way to switch columns in paracol without introducing a paragraph break in the pre-switch column?

(M)WE: \documentclass{memoir} \usepackage[margin=1in]{geometry} \usepackage{paracol} \begin{document} \newcommand{\switchtoleft}{\switchcolumn[0]} ...
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What is the difference between \\ and skipping a line? [duplicate]

What different effects do ending a paragraph in the following three ways have? 1. words words words words words words 2. words words words\\ words words words 3. words ...
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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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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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Shaped paragraph with centred picture (shapepar & cutwin)

I spent much time on this, but could not manage it or find a similar problem. I would like to insert a picture in the center of this heart shaped paragraph, the text should be wrapped around it. ...
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Keep lstlisting together with preceding paragraph (like formulas)

I have several listings that are only 2-4 lines long. They should be kept together with the preceding paragraph, like it is the default for formulas. For example, lets assume the following code and a ...
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Spaces at new paragraph [duplicate]

I need a space at new paragraph before first word, but I don't know how to do it. I have a problem only with first line at section, where I can't get a space there. After first line, when I put there ...
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\llap (or \rlap) at the beginning of an indented paragraph

If I use a \llap{text} command at the beginning of an indented paragraph, the text is not indented and is put on the line above the paragraph. \documentclass{article} \begin{document} \parindent=2cm ...
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Have new lines after paragraphs but not after headings in LaTex?

I wish to follow the convention of marking paragraph breaks with a line break as opposed to the LaTex default of an indent. However I do not wish to have a new line after section headings. Previous ...
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Not in outer par mode [closed]

I am using the following code and getting the error "Not in outer par mode" when i create my tables: \begin{table}[ht] \setlength{\extrarowheight}{4pt} \centering \begin{tabular}{cc|c|c|} ...
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Embedding version control information returns error when file is not under version control

Consider the following MWE. Note that this uses Mercurial for illustrative purposes, but the question is not specific to Mercurial \documentclass{article} \usepackage{fouriernc} \begin{document} ...
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Adding space before and after paragraph

I am using parskip package in my document to get spacing between paragraphs. I can change skip amount using \setlength{\parskip}{12pt}. However, this only affects the space after paragraph. The ...
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Forcing the paragraph placement

I want to write a letter, so I began to write it. In order to write other letters I want the opening sentence to be placed at the same location on the page. Indeed, this is what my letter looks ...
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Create custom note environment with tcolorbox

I just stumbled upon the tcolorbox package but can't seem to find my way through its extensive manual. What I'm trying to achieve is to create a custom environment to add short notes into a body of ...
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How can I indent the whole paragraph instead of only one line?

To comply with the braindead thesis style guide for my university, I need to be able to indent a whole paragraph using the same indentation level that is used to indent the first line in regular ...
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How to get multiline paragraph titles?

I search a way to got with the following code: \paragraph{Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet} consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed non risus. Suspendisse lectus tortor, dignissim sit amet, adipiscing nec, ...
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Insert a special character at each end of line in a paragraph

I would like to add a character (e.g. $\hookleftarrow$) at the end of each line in a paragraph, in particular in a tabular cell, only if the paragraph has more than one line. How can this be coded?
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Outdent all lines except first line | first line spacing word-like! [duplicate]

How can one create a single first line indent? The idea is to produce the same exact effect as the Microsoft Word "First line indent": Word First line indent That produces an output, such as: ...
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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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If I linebreak 2x in source, does latex automatically assume a new paragraph?

If I linebreak 2x in source, does latex automatically assume a new paragraph? Since I am noticing that when I do, whatever I write next comes with extra indentation. something_1 something_1 ...
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Long Math equations cause unwanted vertical paragraph spaces in the previous page in Classicthesis LyX version

This issue is identified as the cause for my previous question about unwanted space. In short, since the equation is about 1/3 pages long, it causes stretching in paragraphs and consequently leaves ...
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set \parskip but not for headings

I want to define the vertical space that is inserted between text paragraphs when there is an empty line in the code. If I use \setparsizes{0pt}{1.0\baselineskip}{0pt plus 1fil} or ...
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Squeezing inter-paragraph space with the ACM proceedings document class

I'm using the ACM proceedings SP document class for a conference submission. I'm noticing that the inter-paragraphs vertical space is quite large (I don't mean \paragraph's, just paragraphs). Now, in ...
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Parshape doesn't work

I know that wrapping picrures is frequent question here, and all of my quetions here are about it. But new day is a new probem. Look at the screenshots... You will get this if you run my code ...
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Changes to spacing inside floats

I have a two-column style, but sometimes I want to put some text across the whole page. An easy way to do this is inside one of the starred float environments. I am using table*. However, I notice ...
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Disable microtype for a single paragraph

I have the following sequence of lines: something is\hfill not required.\\ something is\hfill not required.\\ something is\hfill not required.\\ something is\hfill not required. In case microtype ...
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Creating a line between one paragraph and the next

I just want to make it such that there is a line between my current and my next paragraph but also to have no indentation on the second paragraph.
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Underfull\hbox (badness10000) in paragraph at lines 31--43

a.) Probetas de acr\'ilico transparente, con escala de alturas graduada y con tap\'on de hule.\\ b.) Tubo irrigador de acero inoxidable, provisto de un tramo de manguera de hule y con un sif\'on.\\ ...
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To insert a blank space between two paragraphs, should I use medskip and vphantom?

There are at least 2 ways to insert a vertical white space between two paragraphs: medskip and vphantom. Which one should be preferred for example for spacing paragraphs in "The Chaos" poem?
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How to get paragraph contents

I have been using the following trick to obtain the contents of a paragraph. It works most of the time, but not on macros like \lipsum or \end{document} or \end{minipage} which expand the \par ...
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Auto-indent the second line of a paragraph

When working with numbered lists with long content, I get outputs like this: However, I would like to produce an output like where "z" and "planes" are aligned with the word "Giving". Using ...
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How can I change only the text margins to be inside the equation and section numbers?

How can I change only the text margins to be inside the equation and section numbers? Something Like this
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How to adding vertical spacing in \raggedright or \RaggedRight

I usually use \\, \par, \newline, etc. to add whitespace to LaTeX. However, when I use raggedRight, the pdflatex spits out a ton of messages saying "There's no line here to end." Ultimately, all ...
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How do I completely suppress paragraph indentation in quoting environment without \noindent?

\documentclass[oneside,12pt]{article} \usepackage{geometry} \usepackage{microtype} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[T1]{fontenc} \usepackage{lmodern} \usepackage{enumitem} ...
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\par vs \paragraph

What is the difference between \par and \paragraph? I can skip a space between two paragraphs and have it retained on in the output on XeLaTeX. How is the effect different from using paragraph ...
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paragraph writing

How can I achieve typesetting as can be seen in the following picture? I especially would like to know how the paragraphs can be written in Latex. Chapter 2 (etc.) seems to be written with bigger font ...
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Turn off indentation for some paragraphs

I am trying to turn of the indentation for a group of paragraphs in my document. So I would like something like: \begin{noindent} Paragraph 1 Paragraph 2 Paragraph 3 \end{noindent} How can I ...
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Inset paragraph with vertical text next to it

I'm looking for a way to inset an entire paragraph and add a vertical line to the left of it with some vertical text in the middle (text need not be a variable, there's only going to be 3 or 4 ...
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Marking the end of a definition

I'm using the amsthm package to define a definition environment as follows: \theoremstyle{definition} \newtheorem{definition}{Definition} To my surprise, this provides barely any typographic ...
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LaTeX cuts my line in the middle. Why?

I am writing my CV in LaTeX and I dont know why but the following code cuts my first paragraph in the middle. It should be simple to know why but I have been looking for the last hours and I didn't ...