# [Tex/LaTex] What’s the purpose of paragraph first-line indentation and where is it used

typography

I've asked a typesetter and she didn't even know about first line indentation on subsequent paragraphs.

Neither did I ever encounter it in "real" life but have to struggle with it's removal every other time when facing latex tasks.

Where in western Europe is it usually used?

https://www.overleaf.com/learn/latex/Paragraphs_and_new_lines#Paragraph_indentation

But there is no reason to "struggle" with it. If you do prefer a different style, LaTeX actually makes it easy for you to adjust your documents to any style and there is no need to go \noindent on every paragraph as you might have feared from the description on overleaf (that just describes how to turn it off for individual paragraphs which is sometimes useful. Instead use a package such as parskip or a class that sets up the style you prefer automatically.