# Paragraph Indentation in LaTeX

I need my paragraph to be indented, but not after the section. The remaining paragraph needs to be indented. Please check the image.

• That's the standard behaviour: are you using a document class or package that changes it? – Joseph Wright May 22 '19 at 6:59
• please make a small one-page document that shows the wrong indentation and add it to your question as a text block (`{}` button in the editor) – David Carlisle May 22 '19 at 7:00
• To start with, remove \usepackage{indentfirst}`. It indents the first paragraph, you don't want that. Indentation for other paragraphs is the default, if that is happening in your document, your code is responisble. But we don't have that. – Johannes_B May 22 '19 at 7:48
• you should never need `\indent` and only rarely (preferably never) use `\noindnent`. The only thing that `indentfirst` package does is to change the default behaviour and force the first paragraph of each section to be indented. – David Carlisle May 22 '19 at 8:11
• One addition to previous comments: You need either `\par` or a blank line between the first and second paragraphs. As shown, they will just run together when processed. – barbara beeton May 22 '19 at 16:51

The default behaviour in most document classes (all the standard ones) is not to indent the first paragraph of a section. The `indentfirst` package suppresses that and forces the indentation of the first section. As the default behaviour is desired here, the solution is simply not to load `indentfirst`.