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parElement
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Arranges text, spacing and inline-level elements into a paragraph.

Although this function is primarily used in set rules to affect paragraph properties, it can also be used to explicitly render its argument onto a paragraph of its own.

Example

#show par: set block(spacing: 0.65em)
#set par(
  first-line-indent: 1em,
  justify: true,
)

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Parameters
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leading
length
Settable
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The spacing between lines.

Default: 0.65em

justify
bool
Settable
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Whether to justify text in its line.

Hyphenation will be enabled for justified paragraphs if the text function's hyphenate property is set to auto and the current language is known.

Note that the current alignment still has an effect on the placement of the last line except if it ends with a justified line break.

Default: false

linebreaks
auto or str
Settable
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How to determine line breaks.

When this property is set to auto, its default value, optimized line breaks will be used for justified paragraphs. Enabling optimized line breaks for ragged paragraphs may also be worthwhile to improve the appearance of the text.

VariantDetails
"simple"

Determine the line breaks in a simple first-fit style.

"optimized"

Optimize the line breaks for the whole paragraph.

Typst will try to produce more evenly filled lines of text by considering the whole paragraph when calculating line breaks.

Default: auto

View example
#set page(width: 207pt)
#set par(linebreaks: "simple")
Some texts feature many longer
words. Those are often exceedingly
challenging to break in a visually
pleasing way.

#set par(linebreaks: "optimized")
Some texts feature many longer
words. Those are often exceedingly
challenging to break in a visually
pleasing way.
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first-line-indent
length
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The indent the first line of a paragraph should have.

Only the first line of a consecutive paragraph will be indented (not the first one in a block or on the page).

By typographic convention, paragraph breaks are indicated either by some space between paragraphs or by indented first lines. Consider reducing the paragraph spacing to the [leading] when using this property (e.g. using #show par: set block(spacing: 0.65em)).

Default: 0pt

hanging-indent
length
Settable
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The indent all but the first line of a paragraph should have.

Default: 0pt

body
content
RequiredPositional
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The contents of the paragraph.