# Matt Gemmell

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An action-thriller novel — book 2 in the KESTREL series.

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# LaTeX question

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OK, here's a <a href="http://www.scotlandsoftware.com/ftp/latex/sample.tex.txt">really basic LaTeX document</a>.
My understanding is that a blank line in a tex file corresponds to a new paragraph, whereas when I convert that document to
<a href="http://www.scotlandsoftware.com/ftp/latex/sample.pdf">a PDF</a>, the result is more like a newline - there's no
vertical space between the two paragraphs.

If I append \\ to the end of the first paragraph, I get the "Underfull \hbox (badness 10000)" error,
which is annoying. How do I get my new paragraph as desired, without any latex errors?