# Indent a whole section - all lines but the first

I want to do something like this - any idea of how? So the idea is, that all but the first line should be indent

The hanging package and the hangparas environment is what you are looking for.

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{hanging}
\begin{document}
\begin{hangparas}{1em}{1}
\lipsum
\end{hangparas}
\end{document}


but you could also set the following in your preamble to influence the whole document:

\leftskip=1em
\parindent=-1em


In both cases you get an output looking like this:

• it's probably not a good idea to set \leftskip directly in latex, it will get reset in all sorts of places. – David Carlisle May 20 '17 at 20:29

That is the standard layout of the description list.

\documentclass{article}

\begin{document}

\begin{description}
\item[Validation Analysis (VA)] Zzzzz zzz zzz zzzz zzzz
zz zzzzz zzzz zzzzzzzz zzzzz zzzz zzzzzzzz zzzzz zzzz zzzzzz
zz zzzzz zzzz zzzzzzzz zzzzz zzzz zzzzzzzz zzzzz zzzz zzzzzz
zz zzzzz zzzz zzzzzzzz zzzzz zzzz zzzzzzzz zzzzz zzzz zzzzzz
\end{description}
\end{document}