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I got a .tex file that uses a package called minipar. I do not need it, but I'm not having anything on the internet about this package. Maybe it's old. Does anyone have more information?

The minipar package is called and used as follows:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{minipar}
\begin{document}
\begin{minipar}
Text on some thing.
\end{minipar}
\end{document}

The .tex file is a presentation summary of an event, and the minipar package appears to be useful for removing whitespace at the beginning of paragraphs. See [1] for an example.

[1] https://sec.sbfisica.org.br/eventos/enfmc/xli/sys/resumos/R0827-2.pdf

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    what does minipar do exactly? Most likely, it's functionality can be obtained with other packages etc. – user31729 Feb 11 at 19:47
  • I know the minipage package, but I did not see any minipar in chapter 2. It could be a private package. I updated the question. It seems to be useful for removing for removing whitespace at the beginning of paragraphs. – Ghost Rider Feb 11 at 21:47
  • \setlength{\parindent}{0pt} – egreg Feb 11 at 23:50
  • @GhostRider If it does anything except a fatal error mean that you have minipar.sty somewhere, then you can edit it, and at least you will see what exactly it does (macro definitiions,etc.) and probably also some help in comments (luckily even a URL to the manual). – Fran Feb 12 at 6:41
  • There was a question in comp.text.tex about minipar.sty ... in 1993. Effectively it seems a bit old. If the only effect is suppress the paragraph indentation, you can safely forget it and use parskip instead or simply set \parindent yourself as showed above. – Fran Feb 12 at 6:57

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