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

Matej Kosik 5764c029b688c1c0d24a2e97cd764f at gmail.com
Mon Oct 26 16:54:34 CET 2015

Hi,

On 10/26/2015 03:04 PM, David Carlisle wrote:
> Note  tex-live list is for issues relating to the texlive distribution,
> not for help with tex questions,

I did not know that. I am sorry. Next time, I'll look for a different place.

> but anyway you could use
> \usepackage{parskip}
> which tries to hide some of the "hiddden" paragraphs from the
> effects of increasing \parskip.

Unfortunatelly, one of the side-effect of the "parskip" package seem to be that the vertical space around \paragraph is also doubled :-(

I am not sure if this is known and not easily unfixable or unknown and fixable.

>
> David
>
>
> On 26 October 2015 at 13:57, Matej Kosik
> <5764c029b688c1c0d24a2e97cd764f at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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}
>>
>> the paragraphs are separated in the desired way,
>> but changing those variables affects typesetting of other elements which consequently look horrible.
>> - there is now a excess space between itemized list and the surrounding text
>> - there is now an excess space between individual elements of the itemized list.
>>
>> If I want to change the paragraph separation but keep everything else unchanged, what should I do?
>>