[texhax] Indent first paragraph?

Eduardo M KALINOWSKI ekalin at gmail.com
Wed Mar 26 12:38:03 CET 2008

On 3/25/08, Robert Wilson <millstadtf at gmail.com> wrote:
> I know you are not supposed to indent the first paragraph of a section, but
> I am unable to find an authority on the subject. So far the best I have
> found is an MIT webpage
> (http://web.mit.edu/answers/latex/formatting/latex_indentfirst.html).
> Can anyone direct me to a style manual? I could not find it in the Chicago
> Manual of Style, and I am trying to settle an argument.

For the record, here in Brazil the habit is to indent all paragraphs.
As a matter of fact, I don't recall ever seeing something printed in
here that was not done like this (while I have seen American
publishings that do indent the first paragraph.)

This seems to be a rule for other latin countries, too, but I cannot
speak for sure.

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