[texhax] A Question about \par

Steve Peter speter at dandy.net
Thu Feb 26 05:18:41 CET 2004

On Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004, at 22:31 America/New_York, Robert Sherry 

>    When writing my documents in LaTeX I use the command \par to 
> indicate
> the start of a new paragraph. LaTeX nicely indents the start of a new
> paragraph. However, for the first paragraph in a section, LaTeX does 
> not
> indent even though I have a \par command. I do not understand why, and 
> I
> wish it would indent.

You want the indentfirst package from CTAN. (And a blank line is a 
better paragraph separator, since it makes your source a bit easier to 


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