In machine-generated LaTeX that produces endnotes in memoir, I put (generate) each paragraph inside an adjustwidth environment to get the paragraph indented 26pts to line up with something else. Works fine, but I also want the first line of each of these paragraphs indented (additionally) by whatever the normal paragraph indent is. None of the crazy ideas I've tried, like:

\begin{adjustwidth}{26pt}{0pt}\par\setlength{\parindent}{1cm}\indent ...

produces success. Seems like the adjustwidth environment really doesn't want to indent that first paragraph (or my general LaTeX knowledge is too weak). Any ideas where I'm going wrong or what else I might try?

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The easiest way to obtain your paragraph indent is to merely use \hspace{\parindent}:

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\documentclass{memoir}% http://ctan.org/pkg/memoir
\usepackage{lipsum}% http://ctan.org/pkg/lipsum


  • Works perfectly -- thank you so much!
    – Ron Burk
    Nov 26, 2011 at 6:51

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