# How to break a paragraph between double {}

Document class

I use the following document class: sig-alternate.cls

The document class can be found at: http://www.acm.org/sigs/publications/proceedings-templates

Problem:

I have the following code:

\conferenceinfo{Text 1 here}{Text 2 here}


and I wish the output would be:

Text 1 here
Text 2 here


Right now both text sentences align after each other.

I have tried to look at double \ and also at \newline but haven't been successful so far.

• It would help those trying to help you if you provided an MWE starting with \documentclass and demonstrating the issue. – Steven B. Segletes Feb 26 '14 at 13:24
• '\newcommand\conferenceinfo[2]{\noindent#1\par\noindent#2}? (I'm assuming you don't want to indent the first argument.) – user10274 Feb 26 '14 at 13:25
• @StevenB.Segletes Sorry about that, I will update the description. – kexxcream Feb 26 '14 at 13:26
• @MarcvanDongen I tried your suggestion but both text sentences disappeared. I have updated the problem description that I use the ACM template. – kexxcream Feb 26 '14 at 13:30
• Please provide a minimum working example, including a \documentclass command and a document environment. – user10274 Feb 26 '14 at 13:44

You need to insert a paragraph break, but the usual \par command will not work here. Rather you need to use \endgraf:

\documentclass{sig-alternate}

\begin{document}
\conferenceinfo{Text 1 here}{\endgraf Text 2 here.\endgraf More.}

\title{My title}
\author{Me}
\maketitle
\end{document}


The \conferenceinfo macro is defined in a way that does not allow paragraph breaks in its arguments; \endgraf is the replacement command available in such situations (a relic from plain TeX).

This seems to work flawlessly:

\documentclass{sig-alternate}
\usepackage{lipsum} % just for the example

\begin{document}
\conferenceinfo{Text 1 here}{\\ Text 2 here.}

\title{My title}
\author{Me}
\maketitle

\section{A}
\lipsum[1-20]

\end{document}
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