I'm using amsbook style and I'd like first paragraphs to be not indented - what can I add to the header to do this?

I don't want to use /noindent as then I'd have to use it all the way through my 200 page document, I'd prefer to do it automatically.


You need to redefine \section. The relevant part of amsbook.cls is


You want this:


Note the negative value -.7.

Use\makeatletter ... \makeatother if you don't want to edit amsbook.cls.

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\noindent Don't be lukewarm. If you cannot be the best, be the worst.

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  • Yes, that would work but I'd have to do it throughout my whole document and I'm sure there is a better way. – tannoreth Sep 28 '13 at 13:14

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