# How to make a new line without indenting?

How can I make a new line without it being indented? Here is what I have so far:

\documentclass[11pt, oneside, reqno]{article}
\usepackage{amssymb, amsthm, amsmath, amsfonts}
\usepackage{bardmacros}

\begin{document}

\demo

However, since $y \notin B$, we have $\mathbb{X\restriction_B} = 0$.  This is a contradiction, because $1 \neq 0$.  Therefore, $A=B$ must be true for $\mathbb{X\restriction_A} = \mathbb{X\restriction_B}$.\\\

$\Rightarrow$  Let $\mathbb{X\restriction_A} \neq \mathbb{X\restriction_B}$ and let $A=B$.
\edemo
\end{document}


And this is what the output looks like. The indent right before the => is what I'd like to eliminate:

I am very new the LaTeX, so thanks for your patience!

• Welcome to TeX.SX! We are patient, but I have a small request :) Please help us to help you and 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}.
– yo'
Mar 30 '14 at 20:19
• You can try adding \noindent before the line that you did not want indented. See Remove Paragraph Indentation. Mar 30 '14 at 20:23
• Or don't use an blank line, and write at the end of the preceding line: \bigskip\\. Mar 30 '14 at 20:27
• Thanks Bernard and @Peter Grill! Those both worked for me. Mar 30 '14 at 20:33

## 1 Answer

Why not use \\. This will initiate a new line without starting a new paragraph. If you are inside an environment you can also use \newline. To start a new paragraph you would use \par. \noindent should only be used when the paragraph does not directly follow another paragraph but something else such as a table or a section head (most styles do this automatically).

• I think I tried \\ initially, and it was giving me the indent. But thank you, I won't use \noindent then. (How did you make your code highlighted grey, btw?) Mar 30 '14 at 20:55
• @Maclafel7 By using the  character. (The {} button on the editor) Mar 30 '14 at 21:02
• Can you explain what's bad about using \noindent` when a paragraph follows another paragraph?
– cfr
Mar 30 '14 at 21:53
• You are then working against your documentclass. If you don't want indenting of paragraphs you can configure it such that you have vertical space instead (or neither). In regular texts there should be little reasons for exceptions. Mar 30 '14 at 21:57