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I am trying to turn of the indentation for a group of paragraphs in my document. So I would like something like:

Paragraph 1

Paragraph 2

Paragraph 3

How can I achieve this?

P.S. My question is not a duplicate of this one.

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You will need to have paragraph skips if you don't want indentation of new paragraphs. But why isn't this a duplicate? Doesn't the solutions help you? – Johannes_B Feb 21 at 15:34
indentation {\setlength{parskip}{0pt} no indentation} indentation or define a simple environment (like quotation). – Johannes_B Feb 21 at 15:35
@Johannes_B, my situation is like this: N indented paragraphs, group of M not indented paragraphs and P indented paragraph (with the original indentation) – Victor Feb 21 at 15:36
up vote 8 down vote accepted

Just define a new environment


Then, in the document, you do

Paragraph 1

Paragraph 2

Paragraph 3

The usefulness of this is unclear to me, though.

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A slightly strange request and a more semantically oriented markup would be preferable but without any indication of the intended use, the basic layout can be obtained by

indented para


no indent

no indent


indent again
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I would not recommend this. – egreg Feb 21 at 15:46
@egreg nor I.... – David Carlisle Feb 21 at 15:47
Does this work? shouldn't it be \begin{parindent}=0pt or \begin{parindent} 0pt? – Manuel Feb 21 at 16:21
@Manuel see the comment under Mico's answer.... – David Carlisle Feb 21 at 16:22

Another solution, which uses explicit \begingroup and \endgroup statements to delimit the scope of \setlength\parindent{0pt}. (Relative to the earlier posting you provided a link to, the only difference is the addition of \begingroup and \endgroup.) In the code, note the use blank lines before \begingroup and after \endgroup; the blank lines generate paragraph breaks.

Paragraph 0


Paragraph 1

Paragraph 2

Paragraph 3

Paragraph 4
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ooops sorry I'm an idiot:-) – David Carlisle Feb 21 at 15:49

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