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I have created my personal style .sty, where I inserted all the declarations of my LaTeX document. In particular, I redefined \chapter, \section, \subsection, ..., so they appear as in the picture below )

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My problem is as follows. I'd like a left indentation inside the chapter's content. Ad you can see in the picture (word processor), the title has a 0 indentation (margin set with the geometry package). I wish to have an indentation in all the paragraphs, section title, subsection, ..., inside the chapter, but mantaining the correct margin in the footer (see picture below).

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I have obtained these one....the problem is the absence of indentation :( enter image description here

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Welcome to TeX.sx! Please add a minimal working example (MWE) that illustrates your problem. It will be much easier for us to reproduce your situation and find out what the issue is when we see compilable code, starting with \documentclass{...} and ending with \end{document}. Also, there was no picture in the post. You can upload the picture and remove the ! before the []. Somebody with enough reputation can then put the ! back later. –  hpesoj626 Dec 18 '12 at 8:07
    
I have added the details....and what I obtained with latex... –  Davide Maggiulli Dec 18 '12 at 11:39
    
\usepackage{indentfirst} should do. Have a look at the "Breve guida" –  egreg Dec 18 '12 at 11:56
    
all the body should be indented.... –  Davide Maggiulli Dec 18 '12 at 12:17
    
@DavideMaggiulli No, it's the chapter title that's outdented. It makes a big difference, doesn't it? :) –  egreg Dec 18 '12 at 20:51
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I guess it could be easier to define the body margin with gemotry and shift the head line into the margin, like this

\documentclass{report}

\usepackage{geometry}
\geometry{
    left=5cm,
}

\usepackage{titlesec}
\titleformat{\chapter}{\bfseries\LARGE}{\hspace*{-2cm}\thechapter}{2em}{}
\titlespacing*{\section}{-2cm}{3\baselineskip}{2\baselineskip}

\usepackage{lipsum}% blind text

\begin{document}
\chapter{Chapter title}
\lipsum[2-3]
\section{Section}
\lipsum[1-5]
\end{document}

result

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but this doesn't keep the left edge of the footer at the same horizontal position as that of the headings, and that is what was requested. –  barbara beeton Dec 18 '12 at 14:16
    
@barbarabeeton: I know O:-) but it seems easier to shift some elements (chapter heading and foot(notes)) into the margin than changing the margin for normal text … my answer should be a first approach on this … –  Tobi Dec 18 '12 at 19:51
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