I would like to know how to set it up so that a \subsubsection{} will indent the first paragraph but all other sectioning command of a higher level (\chapter{}, \section{}, and \subsection{}) will NOT indent the first paragraph.

To be clear, I don't want to use the indentfirst package because that makes all section levels indented.

I am using the memoir class, should that be somehow important.

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The answer turns out to be quite easy: add the following trick to your preamble


If the length represented by \beforesubsubsecskip is negative, the spacing will be the same as when it's positive, but the first paragraph following a \subsubsection command will be indented (the default value is positive).

  • Oh my, that worked nicely.
    – Lokathor
    Jul 1, 2012 at 14:21

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