# Change font for the \paragraph command

\paragraph{Title} Paragraph text


to my LaTeX document, "Title" will have a bold font. I want to change it to \textit. How can I do it for \paragraph{} and \paragraph*{} commands without switching to another document class (maybe using \renewcommand)? I use the report class.

• Your question is already answered by an existing thread: Redefining commands in Latex (\section in particular). In your case use \makeatletter\renewcommand\paragraph{\@startsection{paragraph}{4}{\z@}{3.25ex \@plus1ex \@minus.2ex}{-1em}{\normalfont\normalsize\itshape}}\makeatother. If you, however, use a non-standard document class this solution will not work. – Martin Scharrer Jan 12 '19 at 18:31
• @MartinScharrer Thanks for the pointer, but I would not be able to come to the command, which you provided, using that answer. – SergiyKolesnikov Jan 12 '19 at 19:02

You can load titlesec and add to your preamble:
\titleformat*{\paragraph}{\itshape\mdseries}