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See the example above, I want to indent the second paragraph.

The generated .tex file is

%% LyX 2.0.4 created this file.  For more info, see http://www.lyx.org/.
%% Do not edit unless you really know what you are doing.
\documentclass[english]{article}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage[latin9]{inputenc}
\usepackage{babel}
\begin{document}
First paragraph.
\begin{itemize}
\item item 1
\item item 2
\end{itemize}
Second paragraph.

Third paragraph.
\end{document}

Simply add a blank line after the line \end{itemize} will do what I want. But how can I do this in LyX?

One possible way is to add a box of TeX code (Evil Red Text) containing one blank line before second paragraph. But I want to know if there are ways without invoving Evil Red Text. Thanks.

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add a blank line after the \end{itemize} –  Seamus Aug 16 '12 at 9:00
    
@Seamus I know I can simply add a blank line in the generated .tex file, but this is a question about LyX and I'm seeking a direct and elegant solution within LyX. –  Tianyi Cui Aug 16 '12 at 9:30
    
Hmm, moving the cursor to the start of the second paragraph and hitting enter doesn't work, it just jumps back when you move the cursor again. Might be a bug in LyX. In any case that behavior seems silly. –  Torbjørn T. Aug 16 '12 at 10:52
    
Hope this work. I just add a "separator". You click in the scroll bar under File and Edit Menu... Another thing is, you need to view always the source code/tex code for you to be able to know that you are in the next paragraph. –  jeecabz Aug 16 '12 at 10:54
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@TianyiCui There's nothing direct or elegant about LyX. Why not just join the dark side and write directly in LaTeX? With editors like TeXshop or Gummi you can get auto-updating output anyway, so why stick with LyX's awkward restrictions? –  Seamus Aug 16 '12 at 12:05
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This works without any ERT. Redefine itemize environment as showed int the preamble of this MWE:

\documentclass[english]{article}
\let\olditemize\itemize
\renewenvironment{itemize}
{\begin{olditemize}}
{\par
\end{olditemize}
\vspace{0.7\baselineskip}
\par}

\begin{document}
First paragraph 
\begin{itemize}
\item item 1
\item item 2
\item item 3
\end{itemize}
First paragraph  

Third paragraph 
\end{document}

Change 0.7\baselineskip if you want more space after the last item.

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The OP specifically asked if he could do this without an ERT. (And personally, I don't think \setlength\parindent{0pt} is a good idea, though it does at least hide the problem.) –  Torbjørn T. Aug 17 '12 at 21:05
    
Torbjørn, I agreed. Change \parident is not a good idea for any real article. Insert a ERT could be not elegant but it is less problematic. –  Fran Aug 17 '12 at 22:03
    
Currently I'm using this solution: i.stack.imgur.com/7380b.png. Empty ERT in a blank paragraph, less intrusive and easier to type than ERT code. –  Tianyi Cui Aug 18 '12 at 9:44
    
I changed completely my answer because I have found the way to redefine itemize and this solve the problem without ERT. –  Fran Aug 19 '12 at 10:49
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