# [texhax] A Question about \par

Robin Fairbairns Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk
Thu Feb 26 08:48:04 CET 2004

```>     When writing my documents in LaTeX I use the command \par to indicate
> the start of a new paragraph. LaTeX nicely indents the start of a new
> paragraph. However, for the first paragraph in a section, LaTeX does not
> indent even though I have a \par command. I do not understand why, and I
> wish it would indent.

why?  because it's a common (majority?) style in english-language
typography.

why didn't _you_ bother to look at the faq, after you'd received the