# Indent a paragraph - all lines but the first

I have multiple paragraphs in a chapter. I want to indent all but the first lines each. Is there any way to achieve this?

I tried \begin{hangparas}{1em}{1} but this will indent all but the first lines in the section (see capture).

I know that a proper bibliography would solve this. Unfortunately, this is not an option anymore as my transcribing the references from Excel to LaTex/BibTeX would blow my time frame.

• You could use a negative value for \parindent and combine it with changepage's adjustwidth environment. – leandriis Jul 21 '18 at 11:45
• You can try something like \hangindent=2em. – nox Jul 21 '18 at 11:55
• If you provide a MWE, we can investigate the problem better. – nox Jul 21 '18 at 12:19

You can use the hangingparas environment – however this environement can't contain any sectioning command, so you may have to insert it multiple times:

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{hanging}

\usepackage{lipsum}

\begin{document}

\setcounter{chapter}{5}
\section{A First Section}
\begin{hangparas}{2em}{1}
\lipsum[1-5]
\end{hangparas}

\end{document}


• Thanks. It worked but I had to insert it before every item as I was working with a lot of sections. But the file looks great now - worth the hustle. I appreciate your input! – Till Jul 21 '18 at 15:17