# [Tex/LaTex] How to add an empty line between paragraphs

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I have two sections which I'd like to separate by an empty line. Every time I press Enter, LyX removes that empty line between paragraphs. How do I prevent this?

This is LyX's way of staying true to LaTeX where successive blank lines are merged - a good thing when you're talking about consistent document layout/design. If you wish to insert a forced vertical skip, insert an ERT containing either \smallskip, \medskip, \bigskip or a fixed \vspace{<len>} where you specify <len>. For a fixed/hard, single blank line, use \vspace{\baselineskip} (roughly the same as \bigskip).
For consistency, you can also increase the skip between paragraphs (known as \parskip) under Document > Settings... > Text Layout > Separate paragraphs with > Vertical space: