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My university requires an indent for sections and subsections headings like on the picture. example

How can I do it?

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    This does really look awful.
    – user31729
    Jun 7 '17 at 10:27
  • @ChristianHupfer Sure, but it is a university's requirement.
    – Amir
    Jun 7 '17 at 10:29
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You have all my sympathy: university requirements are so silly, sometimes!

If your sections and subsections are always numbered, you can do

\documentclass{article}
\usepackage{indentfirst}

\makeatletter
\renewcommand\@seccntformat[1]{\hspace*{\parindent}\csname the#1\endcsname\quad}
\makeatother

\begin{document}

Some text to show the indentation in the first line
Some text to show the indentation in the first line
Some text to show the indentation in the first line

\section{Test}

\subsection{Test}

Some text to show the indentation in the first line
Some text to show the indentation in the first line
Some text to show the indentation in the first line

\end{document}

enter image description here

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  • Thanks a lot, you've helped so much! I've spent several hours in Google trying to find the solution.
    – Amir
    Jun 7 '17 at 10:37
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Please try with the below code:

 \newcommand\section{\@startsection {section}{1}{12\p@}%
                                   {-12\p@}%
                                   {6\p@}
{\normalsize\raggedright}}
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  • Where is this mysterious code coming from?
    – Johannes_B
    Jun 7 '17 at 10:52
  • @Johannes_B If you think of the \startsection macro you may have a look at this link: tex.stackexchange.com/questions/31780/…
    – Jürgen
    Jun 7 '17 at 10:56
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    @jürgen i am wondering about asecdimen.
    – Johannes_B
    Jun 7 '17 at 11:25
  • Oops..its my own tag, it should be as in value, ie., 6\p@ etc. thanks for point out this...
    – MadyYuvi
    Jun 7 '17 at 11:36
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    @MadyYuvi I would propose to edit your answer accordingly to your own comment.
    – Jürgen
    Jun 7 '17 at 11:52

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