# \parskip, and \parindent

This is a bit of a strange one, but I want to be able to base the values of parskip and \parindent on the other (so I can change one and it will change both). I have a way of making them both the same:

\setlength{\parskip}{6pt} \setlength{\parindent}{\parskip}

But that looks a bit odd. I want to be able to make \parindent a multiple of \parskip. I tried something like:

\setlength{\parskip}{6pt} \setlength{\parindent}{2*\parskip}

But that didn't work.

• It should be 2\parskip; but are you really sure you want both paragraph spacing and indent? – egreg May 14 '17 at 11:11
• Note that lengths, unlike \defs, are set at the time of definition, not at the time of invocation. See tex.stackexchange.com/questions/123443/… – Steven B. Segletes May 14 '17 at 22:47