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How to use the parskip package? (space in between paragraphs)

Sorry, because I think it's a many times asked topic. But I don't find an example which help me to understand how to create a white space between paragraphs. I think parskip is the package I need to ...
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vspace equivalent of newline

I am writing one report using LaTeX and R. I just found \vspace can be used for \newline. May I know how much \vspace == \newline? \vspace{x cm} = \newline x = ?
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Is it good style to use \newline instead of just leaving a blank line in order to get a new paragraph?

The two alternatives in my question of course lead to very different results. If you use \newline, then your paragraph will not begin indented. Also the spacing between the paragraphs differs. I am ...
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When to indent a paragraph?

I use indentation of the first line for paragraphs. When a new paragraph starts after a code listing (or some other figure), this looks a bit unpleasant to me. What is the typographical convention for ...
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Shorthand for empty line or \\ \indent

This page says that \\ starts a new paragraph. However, it does not end up looking the same as inserting an empty line in my source code (which I have always used to define paragraphs), which also ...
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Occasional gap between paragraphs, no indent on first para

In LaTeX I'm using memoir class. I want to break long passages into logical units with some white inter-paragraph space. \medskip etc. indents the first subsequent paragraph - I want it unindented, as ...
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How should I do manual line breaks?

How do I break lines manually? Methods I use: \linebreak \\ \n Which is the recommended one? Example: If I just put like this in my tex file, This is for people who love VIM and for people who ...
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No paragraph indentation everywhere, except for specific paragraphs

By default, I prefer to have no paragraph indentation (which I have implemented by putting \setlength\parindent{0pt} in the preamble of my document), but for my current document I would like to be ...
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Indent all the normal text

I decided to write my first own latex class that has to reproduce template used for some intenal type of documents made in word. I cannot find how to do one thing. In the template, all standard text (...
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Empty line does not yield a new paragraph [closed]

While most people want to want to remove the default "the-empty-line-generating-a-new-paragraph"-function, I myself do not even have it working on my system to begin with. I recently installed the ...
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Fool-proof paragraph skipping

I'm using XeLaTeX, and I need to have paragraphs that are only separated by vertical space, and with no indentation. However, no matter what I try, I always get indented paragraphs. This is my ...
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Separating some paragraphs with a blank line, and other paragraphs without a blank line?

I want to be able to write blocks of paragraphs that share the same idea like this. __1. This a a sentence about something. I continue with another sentence. With this sentence I conclude an idea, ...
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Hspace* at each linebreak

Here a minimal working example: \documentclass{article} \usepackage{lipsum} \parindent0pt \begin{document} \end{document} I don't want to use hspace* all the time. Is there any possibility to ...
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“Enter” between paragraphs [duplicate]

I am using the code \noindent where $rc$ is density ($\rho$) multiplied by heat capacity ($C_p$), $k$ is thermal conductivity, $h$ is the heat transfer coefficient, $ambT$ is the ambient temperature, ...
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Unwanted right indent in document

Super noob here, so please forgive any blunders! :) My problem is that in my document (example below), the paragraph starting from the second dingbat is getting indented automatically. I don't want ...

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