By default LaTeX will
- not indent the first paragraph after a section heading
- indent every following paragraph
- not insert a space between paragraphs
first paragraph which is not indented
second paragraph which is indented but no space in between the paragraphs
So far I like this behavior for longer paragraphs but sometimes there are only very short paragraphs (only one line) or kind of preceding lines before a listing. They become indented as well which sometimes looks very odd.
Very short first line
--Indented Line of a longer Paragraph. This is an example for a longer paragraph which becomes indented and fills more then only one line
--This is an example line being indented, looking odd:
here comes an example listing
announced by the odd-looking short indented line
Is there a way to have short single lines not automatically not indented but separated by blank lines?
That's the behaviour I would like. Indentation only for paragraphs which follow paragraphs. But by default even a paragraph after a table or listing is beeing indented.
from German Wikipedia
In modern books usually only paragraphs following paragraphs are indented. The first paragraph after a heading, after a blank line or other insertions--longer quotes, drawings, tables, listings etc.--starts flush left.
Further more I think single line paragraphs shouldn't be indented. The probably should be avoided or start flush left.