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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Calculating the the exact width of the text and a lettrine

This is one question which technically could be broken into two minor questions. I am using a lettrine and some verse text, but the calculation to determine how much to indent the text does not ...
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How to indent subsection in AMS TOC

I used AMS LaTeX template with gsm-l package to write my teacher's book. The table of content that produced has the following form: in which 1, 2, 3.... are sections and 3.1, 3.2, 4.1, 4.2,.... are ...
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Section in page header and TOC without number and no indention

I'm looking for advise about handling sections a a special way. What I want: Sections should not be numbered, they should be listed in the TOC and be available in the page header, and they should ...
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Indentation problem with the 'para' option of bigfoot

Continuing the questions concerning the layout of footnotes for a critical edition, I am reporting the last issue I am facing. I am using the para option of the bigfoot package to typeset the ...
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Spacing (numwidth) control for listtheorems

I am using the \listtheorems command from ntheorem to generate a list of theorems for a document. However, because I number the theorems inside sections, the theorem number is a bit on the long side, ...
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What is the correct way to end a hanging indent section in Context?

In an earlier question I got help to get hanging indents working in my text. I now suspect that I've not been terminating the hanging indent in the right way. Have tried some different things, but ...
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Little indentation despite \noindent after tabu custom-environment

this question is about a (to me) mysterious little indent (looks like an ordinary blank...) after a custom-environment using the tabu-environment. Please compile this MWE: \documentclass[a4paper, ...
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Hanging indentation in psalm-like verses

Working on psalm indentation with macro \def\par{\ifvmode\noindent\else\endgraf\fi} \obeylines given by David Carlisle here I came across next problem of verses which doesn't fit in a single line. ...
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Indentation after '\tabular' environments

I was filling some tables for my progress report and noticed something were odd. The following text/tables are indented. MWE: \documentclass[12pt, oneside]{book} \usepackage[ngerman]{babel} \...
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How to indent text within captionof?

Does someone know how to indent the text within captionof? I have a long caption that I want to make two paragraphs out of but indent does not seem to work. \documentclass{article} \usepackage{...
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Paragraph indenting not working

For some reason in my code my paragraph indents aren't working. I'm using MikTeX 2.9 on Windows 7 compiling with XeLaTeX. I'm using multicols for a 2 column layout but I'm not sure if thats the issue....
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Automatic \noindent on the first paragraph of each theorem environment

I am currently putting a \noindent before the first paragraph of each theorem, proof, etc. in my memoir document. Is there any way to have memoir do this automatically? For example, is there any way ...
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Removing indentation *after* certain objects have been used

Is there any way to automatically remove any indentation of text right after \includegraphics or a \begin{center} environment is used ? Consider the following MWE pertaining to the use of \begin{...
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Footnote indentation 1.25cm of multiple lines footnotes

I am trying to indent multiline footnotes 1.25cm after and including the second line. This is the code fragment that my template uses to set-up footnotes, which needs to be adapted: \...
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fbox drawn incorrectly after \noindent

What's going on here that the first and last \fbox are not getting drawn correctly when immediately following \noindent? \documentclass{article} \usepackage{pst-node} \pagestyle{empty} \begin{...
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Margins for proof environment

The code below is (almost) the proof environment of amsthm: \newenvironment{proof}[1][\proofname]% {% \par\pushQED{\qed}\normalfont\topsep6\p@\@plus6\p@\relax% \trivlist\item[\hskip\labelsep\bfseries#...
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Array with Strings that are displayed on new line with indentation

I would like to have something like this in LaTex: Is there a function that does that? Otherwise I would like to have a command that I can pass an array of strings, separated by a comma/semicolon, ...
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First paragraph indented after section title in margin

How do you keep the first paragraph from being indented, even when indentation is off, when using section titles in the margin? I'm pretty new to LaTeX, but I thought I was getting pretty good at it, ...
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No paragraph indentation everywhere, except for specific paragraphs

By default, I prefer to have no paragraph indentation (which I have implemented by putting \setlength\parindent{0pt} in the preamble of my document), but for my current document I would like to be ...
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Indent text after line 1

How can I accomplish something like this: Basically, I want my text to be "indented" after the first line. It would be great if somebody knew an answer. Ideally I would like to do this, because I ...
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Numbers too close to figure captions in List of Figures, can this be fixed without changing the class?

On my List of Figures page, my figures go up to 4 digits, such as Figure 13.14. This causes the figure list to be right up against the text, such as: 13.9 My figure 13.10My next figure I need to ...
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Ignore \par after the end of a macro; THEN insert \noindent

In my answer to Positioning text under section, barbara beeton commented that perhaps I should have the first paragraph following this new "section-like" definition be non-indented. True, I agreed, ...
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Same indentation of itemize and itemize in columns

How can I get the indentation to be the same for normal itemize and itemize in columns? Like in the example code below, the itemize in a column is less indented. \documentclass{beamer} \begin{...
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How to suppress indentation of first paragraph after heading?

I am writing a document in a class (elsarticle) that indents the first lines of all paragraphs, including the ones following headings. However, I would like to revert back to the default Latex ...
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Indent all the normal text

I decided to write my first own latex class that has to reproduce template used for some intenal type of documents made in word. I cannot find how to do one thing. In the template, all standard text (...
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Define latex command to create new type of heading

I'm trying to recreate the following functionality using a custom command: \vspace{.15cm}\noindent\textsc{Low Minor Allele Frequency} \\ \noindent Basically a little heading which isn't indented ...
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Indent every \subsubsection element

I need to indent every \subsubsection element in my thesis. I think that the solution is something like this \renewcommand{\subsubsection}{some-magic-here} but i'm new of Latex and I have no idea ...
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Indent first line only in customized list

I an using this snippet to make bullet list with default documet line interval. This code works fine, but every line in this list is indented. I want to indent only first line. How can I achive this? ...
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Unwanted outdent in the first paragraph of a section

for the first paragraph of some of my sections I have an unwanted outdent as the following picture: I used noindent after the section, but has no effect. There is also no extra hidden character there....
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Re-instating indenting and line spacing in LaTeX template

I'm using the template http://www.latextemplates.com/template/masters-doctoral-thesis, which I think is great. However, this template has somehow been set up to make bigger line spacing instead of ...
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Accidental indent in multicols environment

I have some ugly (?) code that produces a vertical bar to the left of Sections. All is well until I introduce multicols right after the section start. That gives me an undesired indent for the first ...
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How can I do numbering with a hanging indent to the left into the page margin?

I am compiling some solutions to textbook exercises, and I am trying to do so in the style of the book. The way the book does it is that the body of each exercise appears unindented, left-aligned, ...
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Indentation and floats

I usually only allow paragraphs to be indented when there's a need for them to be: only if the previous "element" could be confused and thus "merged" with the paragraph in question. In practical ...
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Indent as much as the width of a word

Here is my basic problem: I want to write on a line Thesis: "something really long that should continue here like this" How can I do that? (without tabular) Edit: I am using this inside ...
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Adjusting the caption of an algorithm2e code

I'd like to typeset the caption of an algorithm environment such that it is bold, fills the available width of the paper, and neither the caption nor the line numbers encroach into the margins. In ...
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Getting back the paragraph in cleanThesis?

I want to use the cleanthesis template for my PhD dissertation because I'm not into classicThesis. Unfortunately if I press return in my latex code this does not produce an paragraph as usual but an ...
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Multirow tabular: un-indent the first line

In pdfLaTeX, tabular environment, the first line of each \multirow cell is indented. No matter if I use l, r or p for column specifier. How to get rid of that?!? Here is the screenshot: Here is my ...
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How to define the indentation for the second line of a multiline item with custom label?

I have a multicolumn list and I am a little limited in vertical space, for that reason I used the property leftmargin=* of itemize to get rid of some of the white space between the custom label and ...
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Koma-Script scrbook remove indention of entries within lof and lot

I'm trying to remove the indention of the entries within the list of figures and list of tables. Thus that the entries (here the entry 0.1 Test) are left aligned with the header. However, I can't ...
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Indentation of footnotes depending on number of digits in footnote marks on the same page

I wanted to adjust the left indentation of footnotes depending on the number of digits of the footnote mark. Thus, footnotes with one digit are aligned a the length of single \parindent (which is set ...
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How can I eliminate section headers, while keeping the first paragraph of each section unindented?

I would like to have the sections of my document to just be separated by a vertical space, with no visible section header. Furthermore, I would like the first paragraph of each section start without ...
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How to creat hanging indent reference list in Classicthesis LyX version

29 Oct 2016 Update: I have provided a complete answer to this question, as well as how to cross-reference specific citations in the maintext in another question How to cross-reference an ERT in LyX?. ...
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Remove indentation in table of contents

I want remove the space in my table of contents of \section, \subsection and \subsubsection. This is my code: \documentclass{book} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage{imakeidx} \makeindex[...
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automatic legal-style indentation in all ((sub)sub)sections

I'd like to automate the indentation process described here -- in that case, after every single ((sub)sub)section you must bracket all text with \begin{adjustwidth}{left indent}{right indent} \end{...
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Footnotes without indent

I have already read similar questions, but they did not help. I use \documentclass[12pt,a4paper]{book} and I would like footnotes without indention. Using \noindent does not help. Using this package ...
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Hanging indent for text

Starting code is as follows. I'd like a hanging indent for first text column: MWE: \documentclass{article} \usepackage[utf8]{inputenc} \usepackage[english]{babel} \usepackage{blindtext} \usepackage{...
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How would you typeset the following

\documentclass[12pt]{article} \usepackage{amsmath,amsthm,amssymb,amsfonts} \usepackage{enumerate} \newenvironment*{exercise}{} \newcommand{\R}{\mathbb{R}} \begin{document} \begin{exercise}{1.10.} ...
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Issues aligning equations

I thought I was doing everything correctly, but clearly not. I want my equations (all whether I use \begin{flalign} or \begin{equation}) to be aligned each other (have the same indent), and then when ...
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How to add indentation

I am writing a thesis report using LaTeX and I need to add indentations because every new paragraph starts from the initial position on the left. How do I add indentations?
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How to change the indentation of all enumerates?

I want to indent enumerated items more. However every method I found deals with a single item in a list. How do I do this globally?