# Avoiding indentation in “parcolumns”

The package parcolumns has an option nofirstindent to “suppress the indentation of the first paragraph in the environment,” but apparently it indents other paragraphs, even ignoring \noindent.

Is there a way to avoid this, and suppressing all indentation?

• The parskip package? If you suppress indentation, You must have a non-zero parskip. – Bernard Apr 5 '15 at 13:29

You can make it zero with

\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}


I have used this inside a group so that this is effective only inside parcolumns.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{parcolumns}
\usepackage{kantlipsum}
\usepackage[margin=.5in]{geometry}

\begin{document}
\kant[1-2]
{\setlength{\parindent}{0pt}
\begin{parcolumns}{2}
\colchunk{%
\kant[1-2]
}
\colchunk{%
\kant[3-4]
}
\colplacechunks
\end{parcolumns}
}
\kant[1-2]
\end{document}

• Great, it works just fine! – DaG Apr 5 '15 at 15:08