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 size. How can the indentation be achieved for each paragraph?

I would highly appreciate a minimal working example resembling a text structure as seen in the image below.

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    \begin{description} \item[label] description \end{description}
    – Sigur
    Feb 22, 2016 at 13:37
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    For an automated solution, maybe have a look at tex.stackexchange.com/a/165838/36296 Feb 22, 2016 at 13:40
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You can do this using description list.

\item[Chapter 2] lipsum*[2]

\item[Chapter 3] lipsum*[3]

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    The labels are written in a sans serif font in @beta's image. So \item[\sffamily Chapter 2] is closer.
    – user44413
    Feb 22, 2016 at 14:12
  • I'd use \item[\textsf{Chapter 2}].
    – Sigur
    Feb 22, 2016 at 14:32

Sigur's answer is just the right solution. It does the job, cleanly and easily, but what fun is to take always the easy way?

Here you are two (some more convoluted) ways to obtain the same, but without any environment, where is easy include auto-numbered labels and even add these to the TOC. May be these are more consistent reasons than "for fun" ... others could be that you need several description-like numbered paragraphs and/or with different styles that can be mixed anywhere. Have fun.


% page layout (optional)
% dummy example text 
\def\dummytext{This is a long dummy sentence that mean 
nothing and take only some more that one line. }

\section{Kinky use of \texttt{\textbackslash paragraph}}

% ===== settings =====
{3.25ex \@plus1ex \@minus.2ex\hangindent3em}{-1em}%

\renewcommand\theparagraph{Chapter \arabic{paragraph}}

% ===== Check of TOC results ======

% ===== Use examples ======= 
\setcounter{paragraph}{1} % Omit Chapter 1
\paragraph{} \dummytext\par          % Numbered label 
\dummytext                           % Normal paragraph whitin the pseudo-list 

\paragraph[\mbox{}]{}  \dummytext            % Numbered label in TOC 
\paragraph*{Annex A}  \dummytext\dummytext   % Custom label
\paragraph[description]{The Last Chapter}    % Custom numbered label in TOC  

\section{Autonumbered macro \texttt{\textbackslash chapdescr}}

% ===== definition =====
\hangindent3em\textbf{\sffamily Chapter \arabic{chapterdescr}}\hskip1em}

% ===== Use examples ======= 
\chapdescr    \dummytext\par
There are no option here, nor special paragraph skips nor 
entries in TOC.  You can use also normal paragraphs 
whitin the pseudo-description lists. 
\chapdescr    \dummytext\dummytext


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