How can I align a text after a few characters?

Please see the picture below. Having all text aligned with the line after the 'a.' below makes the document more structured, but how can I do this? It will probably be something very straightforward, sorry. Thanks in advance]1

• Welcome, seems you ant an enumerate list, so load package enumitem and do [label=alph*] as well. Sep 24, 2016 at 21:19

Maybe this is what you want, with ntheorem and enumitem?

\documentclass{article}

\usepackage{ntheorem}
\theoremstyle{break}
\theorembodyfont{\upshape}
\newtheorem{exercise}{Exercise}[section]

\usepackage{enumitem}
\newlist{questions}{enumerate}{1}
\setlist[questions]{label=\alph*. wide=0pt, leftmargin=*, labelsep=0.33em, font=\bfseries, topsep=2pt, before= \leavevmode\vspace*{-\baselineskip}}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\section{A first section}

\begin{exercise}
\begin{questions}%
\item \lipsum[4-5]
\end{questions}
\end{exercise}

\end{document}


Assuming it's a one-off "hanging indentation" effect that you're looking to achieve, a combination of \hangindent=<length> and \hangafter=1 should let you achieve your objective.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\begin{document}
\subsubsection*{Exercise 1.1}

\hangindent=\parindent\hangafter=1 a. \lipsum[2]

\noindent
\lipsum[4]
\end{document}


The enumerate from Bernard's answer is perfect should you ever need to add more elements and just need to go through the letters alphabetically (a. , b. , c. , ...). However, if these get more complicated, you could also use the description structure. This allows you to easily define longer keywords but keep the same indentation on consecutive lines / paragraphs. Here's a quick wiki example for the description (note that the blindtext package is just to generate text):

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\begin{document}
\begin{description}
\item [a.] \blindtext
\item [b.] \blindtext
\item [Something longer and quite different than a. and b.] \blindtext
\end{description}
\end{document}


By combining this with the enumitem package, you can align text either to the left or to the right. Here's a horrendous but obvious example by using the same descriptions here:

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{blindtext}
\usepackage{enumitem}
\begin{document}
\begin{description}[align=right, labelwidth=5cm]
\item [a.] \blindtext
\item [b.] \blindtext
\item [Something longer and quite different than a. and b.] \blindtext
\end{description}
\end{document}