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I would like to have both a paragraph indentation and a vertical space between paragraphs in a the KOMA article class.

At the moment I use \documentclass[12pt,captions=nooneline,DIV=14, parskip=half]{scrartcl} to have vertical spacing, but I do not know how can I also have indentation.

Any ideas? Many thanks

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    Your unusual request can be solved by \setlength{\parindent}{0.5em} Sep 22, 2013 at 10:58

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When you add somewhere in your preamble

\setlength{\parindent}{1em}

you get what you want. You can change the indentation when you input another value for the length.

See this minimal example, which by the way also shows, that you could change the \parindent length later in the document, as well.

\documentclass[fontsize=12pt,DIV=14,parskip=half]{scrartcl}
\usepackage[T1]{fontenc}
\usepackage{lmodern,kantlipsum}

\begin{document}
\verb|\parindent| \texttt{obviously 0pt:}

\kant[10]

\kant[20]

\verb|\setlength{\parindent}{1em}:|
\setlength{\parindent}{1em}

\kant[30]

\kant[40]
\end{document}

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