# [OS X TeX] No indentation of first paragraph in new environment

Nathan Paxton napaxton at fas.harvard.edu
Thu May 15 00:25:31 CEST 2008

	Hi all,

The subject says exactly what I want to do. I'm using a custom thesis
class for my university (based on the standard latex classes) that
defines the following environment (there are a couple of others which
are similar):

% ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
%
% The acknowledgements environment puts a large, bold, centered
% "Acknowledgements" label at the top of the page.

\newenvironment{acknowledgments}
{
\newpage
\thispagestyle{plain}
\@mkboth{\acknowledgename}{\acknowledgename}
%  \vspace*{-.8in} % NAP comment out May 2008
{\centerline{\bf {\LARGE Acknowledgments}}}
\vspace*{.2in}
}
{}

I would like to have the environment act like chapters, sections, et
cetera, and not indent the first paragraph of content in the
environment. I assume this is simple, but I've never delved much into
writing latex macros, so I'd appreciate some help.

Best,
-N
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Nathan A. Paxton
Ph.D. Candidate
Dept. of Government, Harvard University

Resident Tutor
John Winthrop House, Harvard University

napaxton AT fas DOT harvard DOT edu
http://www.fas.harvard.edu/~napaxton
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The most courageous act is still to think for yourself.  Aloud.
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