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

David Carlisle d.p.carlisle at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 15:22:10 CET 2015

On 26 October 2015 at 14:05, Zdenek Wagner <zdenek.wagner at gmail.com> wrote:

>
> No, it is not necessary to go that far to define a new class. The easiest
> way is not to leave empty lines around the list environments and between
> items, i.e. do it this way:

blank lines around \item have no effect.
A blank line before the list does mark a paragraph end
(so typically affects the indentation of the following text, as well
as vertical space.)

As you see in the following you get vertical space increased even if
you hav eno blank lines:

\documentclass{article}

\setlength\parskip{3cm}

\begin{document}

The paragraph ends here but we continue with
the enumeration without an empty space.
\begin{enumerate}
\item something
\item anything
\end{enumerate}
This is a continuation of the \emph{same}
paragraph starts here without an empty line.

\end{document}

David