[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 
enclosing actual text - that'll teach me to jump to conclusions!

I /do/ dislike blank lines in my .tex files, but I guess doing so would 
mean less typing, which can't be a bad thing!

Thanks for your quick response!


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