# How to begin with a paragraph in latex [duplicate]

I am writing my B.Sc. report. Here I have write a part of introduction. but the problem is I want begin the sentences with a gap like... **

## marked as duplicate by user156344, Marcel Krüger, Phelype Oleinik, dexteritas, Henri MenkeApr 24 at 3:47

Don't do that! Anyway, you may need indentfirst package

\documentclass{book}
\usepackage{lipsum}
\usepackage{indentfirst}
\begin{document}
\chapter{Hello}
\lipsum[1-2]
\end{document}


As I commented, it is somewhat of a typographical standard that the first paragraph following a sectioning name is not indented.

However, one can overcome that with \hspace*{\parindent}, which I have macro-fied as \indentthis.

\documentclass{book}
\newcommand\indentthis{\hspace*{\parindent}}
\begin{document}
\chapter{Introduction}
\indentthis Blah blah is indented.

This will be auto-indented.
\end{document}


• better to use indentfirst I think, rather than having to find all these again if you change your mind about the document style. – David Carlisle Apr 23 at 12:38
• @DavidCarlisle I agree. I therefore have macro-fied it so that the macro can be nullified if desired. – Steven B. Segletes Apr 23 at 12:43
• but you still miss the opportunity to use indentfirst: a package with impeccable heritage and the highest documentation-to-code ratio of any package on ctan:-) – David Carlisle Apr 23 at 14:01
• @DavidCarlisle LOL, no doubt. I was very tempted to plagiarize the answer of JouleV just so that I, too, could employ this exquisite package. But, at the last, my conscience got the better of me. – Steven B. Segletes Apr 23 at 14:06
• @DavidCarlisle Your package is simply the most understandable LaTeX package – user156344 Apr 23 at 16:14