space between paragraphs

Use 4–10 points

Space between para­graphs is an alter­na­tive to a first-line indent for sig­nal­ing the start of a new para­graph.

The worst way to put space between para­graphs is to insert an extra car­riage return. (See carriage returns for why.)

As with first-line indents, you want the space to be large enough to be eas­ily noticed but not so large that the para­graphs seem dis­con­nected. Four to ten points of space will usu­ally suf­fice.