Steve Peter speter at dandy.net
Thu Feb 26 05:18:41 CET 2004

```On Wednesday, Feb 25, 2004, at 22:31 America/New_York, Robert Sherry
wrote:

>    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.

You want the indentfirst package from CTAN. (And a blank line is a
better paragraph separator, since it makes your source a bit easier to