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A little while ago I asked this questions concerning how to quote in the style of "quotation" but without the first paragraph being indented. The answer I got was to use the quoting package instead of quotation. It worked as it should ... I thought. Only now I've noticed that the first paragraph after my quote gets indented when I use quoting - and I don't want that.

Is there any way to use quoting and not having the following paragraph af standard text being indented as when you use quote or quotation? (BTW I'm using LyX)

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The paragraph following a standard quote or quotation is indented (if the document class is using a non zero parindent.) Note that it is possible to have in-paragraph quotations where the following part paragraph is not indented, just by not having a blank line before or after the quote. If this is not the issue here, please edit your question to show a complete small document that shows the problem.

  • +1. Note that the quoting environment (of my package of the same name) works like quote and quotation with respect to indentation of following paragraphs; quoting's additional mechanism deals with indentation of the environment's first paragraph. – lockstep May 1 '13 at 16:12
  • I'm using the thesis template in LyX in which the first paragraph after quote and quotation isn't indented - it is after the quotes using the quoting package, though. – MajorBriggs May 1 '13 at 19:36
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    @Andreas Is lyx adding a blank line after the quoting environment? If it is then that starts a new paragraph and you get an indent. The same is true of quote so presumably lyx is not inserting a blank line in that case? Please post a complete example of generated latex that shows the problem. – David Carlisle May 1 '13 at 19:48
  • That's it - LyX is adding a blank line if I make a new paragraph after quoting. The trick is to insert \begin{quoting} and \end{quoting} as ERT within what then appears as one text block in the LyX GUI. Accepting answer. – MajorBriggs May 1 '13 at 21:06

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