## Removing Paragraph Indenting in LaTeX

Posted: 5th July 2009 by Tim in LaTeX
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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…