Removing Paragraph Indenting in LaTeX

Posted: 5th July 2009 by Tim in LaTeX
Tags: , , , ,

This may seem like a simple request, but I don’t want the first line of each paragraph in my LaTeX documents to be indented. I was surprised to find that I needed to traverse a page and a half of google search results to find the answer. So here it is.

LaTeX will classify anything preceeded by a blank line or defined with a \par marker to be a new paragraph. As a default, LaTeX indents the first line of each paragraph. To turn this off, put the following at the top of the document or in a .sty file:

\setlength{\parindent}{0in}

Works wonders.

  1. Elena says:

    Thank you very much, you saved me SO MUCH TROUBLE!!!

  2. Anastasia says:

    Thanks!
    I was also struggling to set no indentation! Your post was really helpful!
    Cheers!

  3. Lake says:

    Much Thanks! I’m making a glossary and shuddered at the thought of adding \noindent to dozens and dozens lines!

  4. Eric says:

    Golden. Thanks!

  5. Arun says:

    Thank you heaps!!

  6. Marcel says:

    Thank you, this was quite useful, I had already given up. And then this saved me.

  7. bhavesh says:

    thanks a lot ! it was quite useful

  8. bmesh says:

    Thanks a lot, you’ve saved my day 😉

  9. matthew says:

    you, sir, are a saint.

  10. jkie says:

    Thanks, exactly what I was looking for!

  11. moomba says:

    Thanks, help a lot !

  12. Rafael says:

    Thanks! Keep it up!

  13. Katarzyna says:

    Thank you a lot!!! I have almost given up…