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How to disable automatic indentation on new paragraphs?

Is there a way to set noindent for all paragraphs gloablly in latex, so that I do not have to manually do \noindent before each paragraph?

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marked as duplicate by Stefan Kottwitz Sep 7 '11 at 20:14

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I believe this question might help you: How to disable automatic indentation on new paragraphs? – Paulo Cereda Sep 7 '11 at 19:57
@yayu: nice to see that the answer helped and you marked it as accepted. I'll close this question then, as it's a duplicate. – Stefan Kottwitz Sep 7 '11 at 20:13

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Set \parindent to 0pt in the preamble:

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Should it not be \setlength{\parindent}{0pt}? Both seem to be LaTeX notations but I thought the first pair of parentheses is necessary. – Harold Cavendish Sep 7 '11 at 20:02
@Harrold Cavendish: the braces are not really needed for the first argument. – Gonzalo Medina Sep 7 '11 at 20:04
@Harrold: you can do both - it's a matter of taste. – topskip Sep 7 '11 at 20:04
@Harrold: I think these braces are comparable to those discussed at… – doncherry Sep 7 '11 at 20:11
See also: Why do people use unnecessary braces? – Stefan Kottwitz Sep 7 '11 at 20:12

Set \parindent to 0pt by typing


in the preamble (before \begin{document})

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