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I'm writing a paper using the mla13.sty package. It adheres to MLA style mostly, except that it doesn't indent the first paragraph. I think I sort of understand why, since this removes the space that comes after from the centered title:

%removes the space added to the center enviornment
\newenvironment{nospacecenter}{\parskip=0pt\par\nopagebreak\centering}
{\par\noindent\ignorespacesafterend}

and then it's called like this:

\begin{nospacecenter}
\@title
\end{nospacecenter}
\endgroup}

But with this, all my first paragraphs are flushed left, but subsequent paragraphs are correctly indented. How can I fix this?

  • An easy way: package indentfirst. (Didn't check, if mla13.sty overwrites it). – Przemysław Scherwentke Nov 16 '15 at 18:23
  • That didn't seem to work. – Jonathan Nov 16 '15 at 18:50
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    Please, make a full example. – egreg Nov 16 '15 at 19:03
  • You mean include the full mla13.sty package, my pandoc template, and the whole .md file of my paper I'm compiling? – Jonathan Nov 17 '15 at 13:34
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I tried deleting {\par\noindent\ignorespacesafterend} and that seems to have fixed it!

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