I'm aware of using \noindent instead and using linebreaks to make indents. However, I'd prefer to manually make my own indentations if possible.

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    \hspace{<some length>}. You could even do a \newlength\mylength\setlength\mylength{\parindent}\newcommand*\myindent{\hspace{\mylength}} and then use \myindent in the document.
    – Skillmon
    Dec 10, 2018 at 16:11

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I'm not sure what you mean by “doing your own indentations”: either every paragraph is indented (possible exception are those after a title) or none is.


\usepackage{lipsum} % for context

  % set \parindent in a group and issue \indent
  % the setting will be forgotten at the end of the group




\myindent \lipsum[1][1-3]


\myindent[3cm] \lipsum[1][1-3]



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