# [tex-live] what to do if I want to use different paragraph separation

Matej Kosik 5764c029b688c1c0d24a2e97cd764f at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 14:50:45 CET 2015

Dear all,

Normally, empty line in the *.tex file indicates that we want to start a new paragraph.
In the standard LaTeX classes (article, book, ...), a new paragraphs are indicated by indentation.

What is the best solution when, instead of indentation, I want to indicate the beginning of a new paragraph
by a vertical space in between of adjacent paragraphs?

When I try this:

\setlength\parindent{0cm}
\setlength\parskip{.5em}