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Here is a simple test case of the problem I'm having:




  foo & \parindent=1in bar \\

  foo & \parindent=1in bar \\


This produces the following output

this output

(I'm using "XeTeX, Version 3.1415926-2.2-0.9995.2 (TeX Live 2009/Debian)" on Ubuntu 11.04). There are two problems with this:

  1. There are different default indentation settings in tabular and longtable
  2. In the longtable environment, I can't seem to redefine the indentation using \parindent

I'm not so much concerend with #1 if I can solve #2.

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Answer for 2.

Just force the indent: & \parindent=1in \indent bar

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Thanks for your Note at the end, I didn't know about that site. I asked my first question on TeX.SX today and got several informative answers within a couple hours. – Jeremy Jul 26 '11 at 17:53

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