Questions tagged [indentation]

{indentation} is about the first-line indentation of normal {paragraphs} as well as about the indentation of, e.g., {lists}, {quoting} environments, {captions}, and the various elements (sectioning numbers, titles, ...) in a {table-of-contents}.

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Is there an easy way to have my whole document with a space between paragraphs rather than indentation?

I would like to have my whole document showing a blank line (or space) between paragraphs and no indentation. I know how to do it line by line, but is there a way to change that with just one or a few ...
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Roman numerals become “too wide” in table of contents

Following minimal document: \documentclass{report} \begin{document} \renewcommand*\thechapter{\Roman{chapter}} \tableofcontents \setcounter{chapter}{6} % Problem starts at chapter 7 \chapter{Seven} \...
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No indent in the first paragraph in a section?

I am just curious that the following format looks good to you or not? The preamble I used is just \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{article} \usepackage{amsmath} \usepackage{amsthm} \usepackage{amssymb} ...
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LaTeX code sniffer and/or beautifier?

I'm looking for a LaTeX code sniffer and/or code beautifier, because I'm creating a CI server for my LaTeX books and I wanted a few things. :D
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How can I change the margins for only part of the text?

Sometimes the margins need to be changed for a particular page, paragraph, or other section of text. For example, if I'm writing a letter and want the left margin to be almost at the right side of ...
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How can I indent the paragraphs which follow a heading?

I am trying to write a text where the first line of each paragraph has an indent(tab). But for some reason, in a chapter or a section or subsection, except the first paragraph, the rest of the ...
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Indenting a whole paragraph

How do I indent a whole paragraph at the same distance from my left margin, with the simplest command or environment?
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How to set superscript footnote mark in the text body but normalsized in the foot?

I want the footnote mark to be superscripted in the text body (e.g. Footnote mark²), but normalsize in the foot, to be shown like: ________________ 2. Some footnote text Also, it would be nice if ...
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The abstract environment changes the \linewidth for the whole document

In the article class, it seems that using the abstract environment has an effect to the rest of the document. More precisely, it seems that it redefines the \linewidth, which equals \textwidth without ...
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Description-like environment with fixed labels width

Which is the right way to do something like 'description' list but with customizable and fixed-width labels? I.e. something like this: Label: Text text text text text text text ...
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How to make listings code indentation remain unchanged when copied from PDF?

So I am using listings package for code examples. But there is a problem. When I copy the code examples from the final PDF document, they are usually not the same - the indentation is gone, there are ...
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How to disable automatic indentation on new paragraphs?

I'm using a template that I can't/shouldn't modify. This template forces that every time a new paragraph begins, there is an indentation added. In some rare cases this is just looking really ugly and ...
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Change hanging indent in description list

I'm trying to get a description's list hanging indent to lie flush with the first line of text. I have a description list such as the following: \begin{description} \item[Label the first] Lorem ...
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paragraph style - how to force line break? \paragraph{} \\ - make paragraph a header?

I want to format paragraph to work as a regular title \paragraph{title} text goes here output of that is: title text goes here how can I change the output to force line break and use the usal ...
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How to switch between two margin sizes?

This question led to a new package: fullwidth This is a followup to a similar question. The idea is to switch between two different margin sizes. The answer provided by @godbyk work very well. ...
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How to automatically skip leading white spaces in listings

This question led to a new package: lstautogobble (lstaddons bundle) For my programming lecture slides I heavily use the listings package with \lstnewenvironment to typeset source code. It's a ...
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I want to indent the next line by an exactly specified position

I am typesetting an entire math lecture script, where readability often requires me to indent just a line or two for a certain amount, which is ALWAYS different. I would like to have some way of ...
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Remove Indentation for a Single Paragraph

Is there a way to remove the indentation at the beginning of a paragraph for a single paragraph. I know I could do \setlength{\parindent}{0cm} This is my paragraph. Blah blah blah. \setlength{\...
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Changing left margin in itemize environment of beamer class

I can't figure out how to line up the symbols of an itemize environment in beamer with the left part of the main text. In other words, I would like to supress the left margin in beamer itemize lists. ...
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Changing default width of blocks in beamer

I use a custom Beamer theme for my presentations. In my presentations I'd like to use blocks (\begin{block}…\end{block}). These blocks are rendered slightly too wide to fit into my theme. Is there a ...
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What is the \rule equivalent to \hrule?

I've tried to put a rule long as the text in this way: \rule{\textwidth}{0.4mm} but I obtain a rule slightly smaller that the text width. How to obtain the same effect as \hrule?
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problem using option fleqn in amsmath package

I'm using the following code. What should I do if I don't want the fixed indent from the left margin of my page? ‎ \documentclass[‎fleqn,oneside‎]{article}‎ ‎\usepackage{amsmath}‎ .... \begin{align} ...
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How can I get legal style indentation on section, subsection, subsubsec.. using titlesec?

So far, I've been trying code from various examples, and landed with: \usepackage(titlesec) \titleformat{\section}[block]{\bfseries}{\thesection.}{1em}{} \titleformat{\subsection}[block]{\hspace{2em}...
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Automatically set description list `labelwidth` based on widest label?

How do I create a description list where the item text is automatically indented to the width of the widest label? This is the same question as Description list with aligned descriptions but I would ...
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More condensed version of \parshape

\parshape can handle arbitrary paragraph shapes. One extreme is contained within How to layout irregular paragraph shape, where it can handle setting paragraphs like this: However, a simplified (and ...
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itemize, removing natural indent

When you itemize items you usually have the entire list indented. This is expected when you have a title or description of what you are listing. I want to itemize but not have the natural indent. I ...
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Figure with caption within an itemize list not indenting correctly

I'm trying to put an image with a caption on it within an itemize environment (within another itemize environment). When I had the image with no caption, simply using \includegraphics, it indented to ...
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Write text with some fixed amount of space from the margin

How would I write the following in LaTeX: _Abstract_ XXXX This is the XXXX abstract. _Keywords_ XXXX keyword1, keyword1 In the above the letter X stands for space.
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Indent text without using trivlist

Quite a lot environments which change margins (e.g. center, quote, addmargin from KOMA) use internally trivlist. This has some drawbacks, e.g., when the list is directly between two sectioning ...
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Increasing paragraph indentation in KOMA script

The default parindent in KOMA scrartcl is too small for me. I remember reading somewhere that just changing \parindent directly is not wise, since it also affects other things (like itemize etc). And ...
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How can I get rid of indentation after an equation?

I'm a total newbie to LaTeX and I get very annoyed about this. Every time I write an equation, the text following the equation has some indentation but I don't want it to be there! Look at the ...
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Indent second line of a bibliography

I am writing a bibliography : \begin{thebibliography}{9} \bibitem{Lorem}\textsc{Lorem ipsum dolor sit} \texttt{Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Cras vitae purus mi. Fusce quam ...
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Layout of multiple lines footnotes

I have a question about footnotes with LaTeX: I would like the multi-lines footnotes to look like: 1 This is the first line of the very, very long footnote and this is the second line of the ...
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How can I align section titles and list environments in the left margin?

I was wondering if you could help me with some alignment issues. I've search both here and Google but haven't really found a decent solution. This is what I have (LaTeX default): 1 First section ...
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Opposite of \parindent

I want to do the opposite of normal paragraph indentation, meaning: Have no indent on the first line of each paragraph, but Indent each subsequent line in the paragraph. Currently I'm using the ...
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Adjusting spaces for the ToC [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: TOC Text - numbers alignment How to modify the indentation before sectioning titles in the table of contents? I have a LaTeX document with many subsections (more than 100), ...
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Indent Theorem like \hangindent, but for multiple paragraphs

I would like to create a theorem style which indents the theorem exactly like a \hangindent would do, expect that the indention should continue for all paragraphs of the theorem. For example: ...
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Creating a bibliography with fixed indention and authoryear labels using biblatex and biber

I am using biblatex and biber with the authoryear styles for my documents. Now I've been asked to format my bibliography like this: It looks like a mixture of the numeric style (labels left of the ...
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Set noindent for entire file [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to disable automatic indentation on new paragraphs? Is there a way to set noindent for all paragraphs gloablly in latex, so that I do not have to manually do \noindent ...
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can someone please explain the enumitem horizontal spacing parameters?

I am still struggling with enumitem. I don't understand the horizontal spacing parameters at all. I have indeed read the documentation, and numerous answers to numerous questions, but despite all that ...
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Starting a line where the previous line finishes

I have been using LaTeX for standard things like letters and scientific reports. I recently came to visit my grandmother who writes some poetry and told her I could make a nice pdf from her ...
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Include a line break in algorithmic while maintaining indentation

I have this code: \DeclareCaptionFormat{algor}{% \hrulefill\par\offinterlineskip\vskip1pt% \textbf{#1#2}#3\offinterlineskip\hrulefill} \DeclareCaptionStyle{algori}{singlelinecheck=off,format=...
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How can I change the indentation in quote and quotation environments and commands?

I need to change the indentation that the quote and quotation environments and commands employ. I assume that there is some length I need to set, but I've googled around, and cannot find what I am ...
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Reliable code for automatic \noindent after specific environments?

This question led to a new package: noindentafter There are a number of environments which I never want to follow up with an indented paragraph. itemize, enumerate, theorem, definition, etc. I know ...
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Using indentation to automatically begin and end itemize environments

This is a question one might answer with "Why the hell would you want to do it?!", sort of an experiment. What I am looking for is a way to write lists with many levels of nestings (notes for school) ...
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How can I align a multiple-line footnote text right to the footnote mark?

How can I have the following "footnote layout"? Some Text Some Text Some Text Some Text² Some Text 2 FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT FOOTNOTETEXT ...
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A theoremstyle with complete indentation using amsthm

I want to define a theoremstyle using amsthm, such that the complete environments content produced by \newtheorem with this style are indented. The following standalone example uses an adapted ...
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Indenting lines of code in algorithm

I am writting algorithm which has two stages. How can I indent code for stage one and for stage two? \begin{algorithm}[H] \caption*{my algorithm} \begin{algorithmic} \STATE \textbf{Stage one:} ...
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How to switch between two different marginparwidth size?

I like this book layout stewartcalculus, so I want to mimic some of its layout. In this topic I want to start from the page number 5. The following is the screenshot: (hopely don't break the copyright ...
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How to wrap lines correctly inside algorithmic

I am having problems displaying algorithms. The wrapping is really ugly and I can't, for the life of me, find a fix that doesn't involve manually tweaking the hell out of everything, to the point that ...