# Remove initial spacing on a paragraph

How do I decrease the vertical space at the beginning when a new paragraph is started?

For example, you can see the second paragraph, started with \paragraph{} has extra spacing that I need to change..!

\documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article}
\usepackage[utf8]{inputenc}
\usepackage[english]{babel}
\usepackage{parskip}
\usepackage{kantlipsum}
\begin{document}
\kant[1]
\paragraph{}
\kant[2]
\kant[3]
\end{document}

• You don't need \paragraph in order to start a paragraph. The command name was badly chosen, but it denotes a document division (below \subsubsection in the hierarchy). Just leave a blank line when you want to start a paragraph. – egreg Oct 21 '16 at 8:40
• \paragraph is a 4th level section heading and should only be used in the sequence section.subsection,subsubsection,paragraph. it is not for making paragraphs of text, for that just use a blank line – David Carlisle Oct 21 '16 at 8:41
• the space is needed to separate the heading from the text try with the intended use \paragraph{my para heading} you need a space after heading – David Carlisle Oct 21 '16 at 8:44
• what happens if you add some text behind \paragraph{} (not blind text block – Timothy Truckle Oct 21 '16 at 8:44
• @TimothyTruckle it's the same of course:-) – David Carlisle Oct 21 '16 at 8:45