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paragraph tag

In desktop publishing, a code embedded in the text that defines a style for the paragraph that follows it. It defines typeface, tab, indent, letter spacing, alignment and other related settings. See character tag and tag.
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Hard rules are often placed above and below category headings or between a paragraph tag and a new heading.
Once a paragraph tag has been inserted, the user should be presented with a list of those elements allowed within paragraphs in that context.
It also sets forth any rules of the document (as in, "A paragraph tag must be the first element after a chapter heading tag").