Command : \noindent not working

I'm want a simple paragraph in my document with no indentation. I'm using the command \noindent at the beginning of the paragraph, But its not working. Here's the code I'm using

\documentclass{article}
\begin{document}
\paragraph{Para \\}
\noindent
Blah blah blah ...
\end{document}


Can anybody tell me why its not working. I'm using 'Texworks'

• make sure you didnot redefine \paragraph – touhami May 2 '15 at 11:27
• \noindent is working (but does nothing there as para is not indented already). So you need to say what you wanted to happen. Is the image intended to show your required output? – David Carlisle May 2 '15 at 11:42
• I've edited the code please see again – Atinesh May 2 '15 at 11:51

The image you show is not generated by posted code, in article class \paragraph is an inline heading so produces

Para Blah blah

The word Para is not indented so it is hard to guess what effect you intended \noindent to have. Note that \paragraph is a section head and should only be used in the sequence \section, \subsection, \subsubsection, \paragraph. \noindent should rarely (arguably never) be used within the document and certainly never applied to a heading.

If you want to redefine \paragraph to be a display heading rather than inline, then

\documentclass{article}
\makeatletter
\renewcommand\paragraph{\@startsection{paragraph}{4}{\z@}%
{-3.25ex \@plus -1ex \@minus -.2ex}%
{1sp}%
{\normalfont\normalsize\bfseries}}

\makeatother
\begin{document}

\paragraph{Para}
Blah blah blah ...
\end{document}


but as noted above \paragraph should only follow \subsubsection

• I've edited the code please see again – Atinesh May 2 '15 at 11:51
• @Atinesh updated answer – David Carlisle May 2 '15 at 12:12