# [texhax] \paragraph environment bolding all text

George Goodwin don_jorge at hotmail.co.uk
Sun Feb 7 13:01:43 CET 2010

```On 2010年02月07日 星期日 11:46 上午, Philip TAYLOR wrote:
>
>
> George Goodwin wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I've been using TeX a while now, but I've always had the problem that
> > all text ends up bolded when it's within a \paragraph{} environment
> - as
> > all my text is! I read that this was the correct way to structure a
> > document (i.e. rather than just using line breaks) - but I would also
> > like my bold emphases to show up. Is there anything I can just stick in
> > the preamble to stop this happening? I've googled high and low and
> > haven't been able to find an answer.
>
> Ah, shurely shome confushion :-) In fact, \paragraph is a very
> rarely used command (it forms the lowest level of the sectioning
> hierarchy), and the preferred way to separate the end of
> paragraph \$n\$ from the beginning of paragraph \$n+1\$ is
> indeed a blank line. If you dislike having blank lines
> in your source file, you /could/ use \par or \endgraf as
> paragraph separators, but in general one normally uses
> blank lines for such a purpose.
>
> Philip Taylor
>
>
Hi Philip

Rarely used eh? That would explain why Google wasn't helping me :p I
figured that since there were also \section, \subsection and
\subsubsection commands for headings, \paragraph{} must have been for