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How can I indent the paragraphs which follow a heading?

I want to ask why "Hello!" doesn't indent.

% work1.tex
\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
   \section{Introduction}

   Hello!

   Hi

\end{document}
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the section in article class is defined so, that the paragraph after it is not indented –  Zarko Oct 30 '12 at 16:13
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Welcome to TeX.SE. The point of indenting a paragraph is to make it obvious that this is the start of a new paragraph. After a \section it is obvious that it is the start of a new paragraph so no indent is added. –  Peter Grill Oct 30 '12 at 16:17
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That's a common rule for indent in some languages: it's indent only the second and other paragraph.

If you want indent first paragraph too: \usepackage{indentfirst}.

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Thanks! It really helps a lot! –  Jeff Hsieh Oct 30 '12 at 16:26
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