# First character indent

My document begins like this:

first line\newline
second line\newline
third line


First characters of the first and second lines are indented? Could somebody explain me why?

Actuallt there was some code between first and second line for placing background. Yeas it is indented cause the start of paragraph, which I avoided using \noindent.

• Leave an empty line between two paragraphs to get the default spacing. To break the line without indentation, use first line\\second line. Nov 18 '13 at 23:50
• Please post a complete small document that shows the problem, it is impossible to tell from the fragment what you are seeing Nov 18 '13 at 23:50
• @Sigur \newline is equivalent to \\  but the OP claims the second line is indented. Nov 18 '13 at 23:52

\documentclass{article}