The document class I'm using (ieeetran) typesets paragraphs as in the following:

[space here] a) The Paragraph Title In Italics:[space here]The quick brown fox jumped
over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog. The quick brown fox
jumped over the lazy dog.

(actually, it doesn't matter exactly how they're typeset, since...)

I want paragraphs like in the article document class - with no indentation before the title, with boldface instead of italics, and with no numbering, thank you very much!

Besides creating a modified document class, what's a reasonable way to achieve this?

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    When submitting to IEEE, the chance is high that they revert your changes. A journal should have a consistent look, throughout. – Johannes_B Mar 28 '15 at 13:36
  • @Johannes_B: But I don't want their 'structural' paragraph, I want an 'unstructued paragraph' – einpoklum Mar 28 '15 at 13:52
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    A theoretical answer can be given in a comment, copy the definition of paragraphs from the cls and redefine it in the document preamble. Or use package titlesec to do the redefinition with a nice interface. With a MWE, a ready to use solution can be presented. – Johannes_B Mar 28 '15 at 14:05
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    The most reasonable way, barring other information, is: simply use article if you want it to look like article. – Paul Gessler Mar 28 '15 at 14:28
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    If you aren't submitting to IEEE, you are better off using a standard class (e.g. article). If you are submitting to IEEE, modifying the paragraph style is certainly pointless: journals don't allow authors to determine the way their articles are typeset. Content, sure. Format is the journal's business and they impose a consistent style for all articles. – cfr Mar 29 '15 at 3:37

as Johannes_B said

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