[Tex/LaTex] 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?

Best Answer

Paragraph indention is controled by the parameter \parindent. In most document classes it is set to a positive value so you should see indentations. If this is not the case you can set this parameter in the document preamble to whatever value you wish, e.g.


Of course, a requirement is that you mark up your paragraphs: a paragraph ends by either a blank line or by the command \par. If you instead just used \\you have directed LaTeX to start a new line but not a new paragraph.

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