# reledmac/reledpar: parskip between paragraphs

I want to use the reledmac/reledpar packages and want to have a skip between the paragraphs. Therefore I use the parskip option of the Koma-script class scrreprt but without any effect:

\documentclass[parskip]{scrreprt}

% Better linebreaks
\usepackage{microtype}

\usepackage[]{reledmac}

\usepackage[]{reledpar}
% reledpar configuration
\setlength{\columnrulewidth}{0.4pt}

\begin{document}

\begin{pairs}
\begin{Leftside}
\beginnumbering
\pstart
Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text

Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text
\pend
\endnumbering
\end{Leftside}
%
\begin{Rightside}
\beginnumbering
\pstart
Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text

Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text
\pend
\endnumbering
\end{Rightside}
\end{pairs}
\Columns

\end{document}


\autopar inserts \pstart…\pend for each empty line in the code. Therefore you need an empty/blank line before the \endnumbering command. Otherwise you will get an error (! Missing } inserted.<inserted text>\endnumbering).

First, you must understand that reledmac / reledpar, for some internation reason, break the normal system of paragraphing of LaTeX. What is really paragraph for reledmac/reledpar are the \pstart … \pend unit. Especially, with reledpar, if you want paragraph to be synchronized, and that is the aim of reledpar.

In order to help you to have to typing every \pstart…\pend, reledmac provides a \autopar command, which insert the \pstart…\pend structure for each empty line in the sourcefile (except with some restriction, explained in the handbook of reledmac).

And so, reledmac allow you to insert any arbitrary command after every \pend typesetting, and, for example, vertical spacing (\vspace).

So a MWE would be

\documentclass[parskip]{scrreprt}

% Better linebreaks
\usepackage{microtype}

\usepackage[]{reledmac}

\usepackage[shiftedpstarts]{reledpar}
% reledpar configuration
\setlength{\columnrulewidth}{0.4pt}
\AtEveryPend{\vspace{\parskip}}

\begin{document}

\begin{pairs}
\begin{Leftside}
\beginnumbering
\autopar
Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text

Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text

\endnumbering
\end{Leftside}
%
\begin{Rightside}
\beginnumbering
\autopar
Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text

Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text Text

\endnumbering
\end{Rightside}
\end{pairs}
\Columns

\end{document}


ps: you should look on §3.2 of reledmac handbook. The optimization options are very useful

• I just tried it. When I remove the blank line before \endnumbering then I get an error saying ! Missing } inserted.<inserted text>\endnumbering. Is that an expected behaviour? – Dr. Manuel Kuehner May 8 '16 at 10:47
• yes, it is (even if the message could be clearer) – Maïeul May 8 '16 at 10:48