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How do I get the same effect as using the parskip package when using the memoir class.

I want no indents, and spaces between paragraphs. What is the proper way to do this in the memoir class?

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Memoir explicitly warns against this: (p. 47)

If you like the idea of eliminating paragraph indentation and using extra inter- paragraph space to indicate where paragraphs start and end, consider how confused your reader will be if the last paragraph on the page ends with a full line; how will the reader know that a new paragraph starts at the top of the following page?

But it also provides methods for doing so:

\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}
\nonzeroparskip

Or you can set a specific value yourself using

\abnormalparskip{<length>}
  • Thank you. Yes, I know memoirs warns against this. Unfortunately it is the format of my thesis. I was wondering if there was a cleaner way to do it. \usepackage{parskip} does it all nicely when not using memoirs. – klyngbaek Jul 7 '11 at 16:56
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    The method here is the cleanest with memoir. It effectively does the same thing as loading parskip, AFAICT. (And it's only one more line of code!) – Alan Munn Jul 7 '11 at 16:58
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    It's actually also a point that indented paragraphs isn't correct typography for all languages. – Holene Dec 10 '15 at 18:34

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