Two different notions of almost paracontact structures (which are compatible or anti-compatible with the metric), well known in the literature, are unified and generalized here. Several formulas of paraholomorphic maps are established, and a result of Lichnerowicz type is obtained. The connection transformations which have the same system of paracontact-planar Legendre curves are characterized. Conformal changes of metrics which preserve geodesics (resp. paracontact-planar Legendre curves) are studied.