# White spaces in report

My editor produces a new paragraph every time I omit a line with pressing 2 times enter. I would like to turn this function off and begin new paragraphs only with explicit \par command.

Does anybody knows how to do so? I am using TeXmaker (on Ubuntu).

• You could try to replace (find & replace, just once as a last step before compile) every double line skip by a double line skip with a % in between. That way, you would still get the code spacing, just with % on a single line in between every "paragraph". – Xavier Jul 12 '13 at 20:02
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You could do it:

\documentclass{article}

\AtBeginDocument{\endlinechar=\ }

\begin{document}

Something here. After a blank line will there be a new paragraph? Here is a real par\par

Something here. After a blank line will there be a new paragraph?

Here is a real par.\par

And text after it.

\end{document}


Now that you know it's possible, don't do it. If you want to separate sentences, just write

A sentence.
%
Another one


but I don't see how both these approaches make your typescript more readable.

• @HonzaZubáč In my opinion you make it less readable: a \par command is more difficult to spot than a blank line. – egreg Jul 12 '13 at 20:34
• To make my raw typescript more readable I wanted to omit a line around equations without beginning a new paragraph (which actually produces unintenional white line in the output file) when mixing text and equations. Your code itself seems to work fine, but I haven't adapted it on my document yet (some problems with inserted pictures). – Honza Zubáč Jul 12 '13 at 20:48
• @HonzaZubáč Please, don't do it. If you want to visually isolate displayed equations, put $ alone on one line, then the equation and on a line by itself the closing $. If you want add also a % line. But use blank lines for separating paragraphs. Using \par` makes your document unparseable. – egreg Jul 12 '13 at 20:55