The MTEXT command creates a resizable box into which text can be placed. As the size of the box is altered, the text changes position - a handy feature.

Mtext as single

However, there is no direct control over what becomes a paragraph within the box, even though there may be sentences in this paragraph and you hit the ENTER key. If you simply type, there is no control over the end of lines and where a new paragraph begins. However, you can gain control if the \p sequence is used at the start and end of a paragraph. Once these switches are in place, the paragraph stays together and formats correctly.

The figure below shows editing an MTEXT box. We have been able to control where a paragraph breaks within the box (and enter some special characters) by using some special codes.