The Paragraph command inserts an HTML paragraph <p> element around the selected component. A component is considered selected for this purpose when the entire node is selected (by clicking either of its tags) or when static text is selected. If the cursor is placed within static text, the paragraph element is inserted (start and end tags) at this point. A paragraph can also be inserted by using the Insert Paragraph icon in the Insert Design Elements toolbar.
The Special Paragraph command allows you to assign a predefined format to the selected node. The available predefined formats can also be selected from the combo box in the toolbar.
Each paragraph type has particular formatting features that can be used to advantage. Note that the pre format type enables carriage returns to be output as such instead of them being normalized to whitespace.