# How can I indent a block of text for a specified amount? [duplicate]

I would like to indent a paragraph or two for a specific amount.

The quote environment is not suitable, since indentation width is not configurable.

An article suggested using {\addtolength{\leftskip}{5mm} text}, but that doesn't work for me.

Another article suggested a very hacky way, which involved temporarily modifying global margins.

Is there a clean solution for this?

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## marked as duplicate by Seamus, lockstep, Torbjørn T., Schweinebacke, WernerDec 4 '11 at 15:56

–  Torbjørn T. Dec 4 '11 at 15:45
Could you elaborate on "doesn't work for me" what did you try exactly and why didn't it work? –  Seamus Dec 4 '11 at 15:49
did you try this with \par at the end before closing the group in which the \leftskip is adjusted? –  barbara beeton Dec 4 '11 at 15:54
@Seamus I tried the exact command quoted, and it didn't affect text layout. –  Darthenius Dec 4 '11 at 15:55

You may use addmargin environment of either a KOMA-Script class or the KOMA-Script package scrextend. Here an example with a standard class and package scrextend:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{scrextend}
\usepackage{lipsum}% for demo only!
\begin{document}

\lipsum[1]

A tip for other sloppy readers: the package is s c r extend, not s r c extend. –  ntc2 Mar 20 '14 at 5:59