# [texhax] Avoid paragraph indentation on new page?

Edsko de Vries edsko at edsko.net
Fri Nov 23 13:15:01 CET 2007

On Fri, Nov 23, 2007 at 12:55:10PM +0100, Martin Schröder wrote:
> 2007/11/23, Edsko de Vries <edsko at edsko.net>:
> > Is there a way to avoid the parindent at the start of a new page? At the
> > moment, I do this manually by inserting a \noindent before each
> > paragraph that starts a new page, but obviously this is extremely
> > fragile---I'd much prefer an automatic solution.
>
> AFAIK not. If you do this, how should a reader recognise the start of
> a paragraph at the top of a page?

Hmmm. I guess that's a fair point. I just think it looks little
awkward, especially when the paragraph is very short, for example if the
entire paragraph is something like

Consider the following example:

A page break itself provides a visual break between two paragraphs, and
I try to avoid splitting paragraphs across page breaks. That doesn't
always work, of course, and if the paragraph is long enough then that's
ok--chances are though that the continuation of the paragraph on the
next page will not start a new sentence. If it does, it is somewhat
ambiguous anyway; a reader might mistake it for the start of a new
paragraph since it starts a new page.

Edsko