Is there any way to increase spacing between paragraphs in beamer without doing it manually in each paragraph?

I don't want to write \medskip, or other command manually all time (ok, if there's no choice I will, but...)

I also tried with \setlength{\parskip}{number of mm} in the preamble. That seemed nice to me but nothing happened.

And I don't want to itemize all my documents.

So, any suggestions? Thanks!

EDIT: Here there's a sample code. I used \setlength{\parskip}{8mm} in preamble and it doesn't work. Also tried moving it just after begin{document}.

\author {MyName}
\date {\today}







hello world\\

bye world\\
  • \parskip is the correct approach. Try to give the number including a unit, e.g. \setlength{\parskip}{2cm} Jul 4, 2016 at 17:45
  • If \setlength{\parskip}{<len>} doesn't work in your preamble, please provide us with something that replicates your behaviour. You must be doing something different. As a last resort, attempt putting \setlength{\parskip}{<len>} just after \begin{document}.
    – Werner
    Jul 4, 2016 at 18:02
  • It doesn't work. I edited the post with a sample code.
    – VR_1312
    Jul 4, 2016 at 18:35

1 Answer 1


The problem is, that you are using \\. If you want a new paragraph use an empty line (or in the few occasions, this is not an option use \par)

hello world

bye world

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