1. In general, a paragraph refers to a new section of text that is separated by an empty line and, in many cases, has an indentation at the beginning of the first line. Typically, a new paragraph is created when talking about a different subject, time changes, or setting changes. A good example of a paragraph is each of the different definitions on this page.
What key do you press to start a new paragraph?
To start a new paragraph in a word processing program such as Microsoft Word pressing the Enter key on the keyboard would start a new paragraph. In other programs that do not support this feature you would need to press the Enter key twice to start a new paragraph.
2. A paragraph symbol or pilcrow is a formatting mark that helps represent the end of a paragraph. The graphic shown on this page is an example of a paragraph symbol. Formatting marks must be enabled for you to see this symbol in your document.