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a bit new to LaTeX

My paper is in single-space via \usepackage{setspace}\singlespacing but I have to use double-space for paragraph separation

Any way to do this without having to get rid of \singlespacing?

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You may want to use the parskip package:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage[skip=\glueexpr \baselineskip + 0pt plus 2pt\relax]{parskip}
\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}
\lipsum
\end{document}

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The default value for the skip option of parskip is 0.5\baselineskip with the addition of 2pt of stretchability. The example above increases this by 0.5\baselineskip to match your stated requirement.

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If you do not need change spacing, remove setspace package and \signglespacing command. Instead play with parskip, like in this example:

\documentclass[12pt]{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\setlength{\parskip}{\baselineskip}
\begin{document}
\lipsum
\end{document}

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