I wonder if you have a more practical way of doing the following:

  • Indent the text in 4cm
  • Maintaining justified alignment
  • The text should occupy all available space except the edges and 4cm

Something like the image below (the right alignment is bad) enter image description here

It is possible to do this also using two minipage, but it is still not very practical

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    So you want specific paragraphs to be centre justified with 4cm indent not your whole document, right?
    – gnikit
    Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 17:37
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    See if tex.stackexchange.com/q/35933/586 or tex.stackexchange.com/q/36121/586 help. Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 17:39
  • Yes, the option to create a \newenvironment In one of the answer is perfect. Because I do not know English, I find it difficult to search. Thanks a lot for the help. Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 17:43
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    Why do you need two minipages? See my answer using only one.
    – Skillmon
    Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 17:44
  • Using two minipages was one way to do it, but I'd like something more practical. Creating an environment from your answer is just what I wanted. Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 17:47

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I would use:






Why do you need that?

  • Brazilian standards require that long quotations be made in this way. Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 17:48
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    @MarceloRodrigues You should watch out for the incorrect spacing between the minipage-paragraph and the next one. I added \xdef\tpd{\the\prevdepth} and \prevdepth\tpd for that (taken from one of the answers to the duplicate posts).
    – Skillmon
    Commented Apr 10, 2017 at 17:52

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