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I'm new to LaTeX & LyX. I find that in LyX, when I have a "subsubsection" then "standard" block of text, it looks like

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where the immediate line after the subsubsection is aligned with the header while following paragraphs are not. Why is that? How do I align them?

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Please provide the code that produced the above graphic. That way it is easier to assess the problem and how to fix it. – Werner Aug 28 '11 at 4:57

that is the default behavior of new paragraphs which have an indented first line. Put

  • \noindent before that line
  • add % to the empty line before that paragraphs which should'nt be indented the first line
  • set \parindent=0pt and \parskip=0.5\normalbaselineskip plus0.3ex minus 0.2ex into the preamble
  • or choose parskip=half into the optional argument of the documentclass when using a KOMA class
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up vote 2 down vote accepted

Ok I solved this by going Document > Settings > Text Layout. Select Vertical Space instead of Indentation

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