[OS X TeX] paragraph formatting

Denis Chabot chabotd at globetrotter.net
Thu Jul 1 17:18:29 CEST 2004

Hi all,

Please remember that I am quite new with LaTeX. But I have noticed that 
when a paragraph ends flush with the right margin, a space is added 
before the next paragraph. Since, by default, the next paragraph is 
indented, this extra space is not needed to recognize that a new 
paragraph has started. Furthermore it does look odd. I quickly browsed 
through a buch of books, but I could not check if this is "accepted" in 
typography as I found no example of it. This could be because it is 
rare, or because something is done to prevent paragraphs that end flush 
right on the last line.

What do you think?

Is there an easy way to either prevent paragraphs from terminating 
flush right, or to allow them to terminate flush right but prevent this 
extra space?

By the way, I tried to find an answer in the FAQ first, but it seems to 
always put "or" between keywords instead of "and" (it is my conclusion 
from getting 100 hits to my search on  "Questions matching the 
expression 'space+after+paragraph'", none of which I found related to 
the topic I'm interested in. I did not see a link to an advance search. 
Do you know how to do better searches?



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