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Command to start paragraph with more spacing and no indent? latex no ident

Possible Duplicate: How to disable automatic indentation on new paragraphs? Is there a way to set noindent for all paragraphs gloablly in latex, so that I do not have to manually do \noindent.

LaTeX will automatically indent the first line of each paragraph that doesn't immediately follow a section heading. If you'd like to get rid of an indent, you can use the \noident command: \ section { Introduction } This is the first paragraph.   \noindent This is the second paragraph.

Mar 16, 2010 · LaTeX will usually not indent the first paragraph of a section. This is standard typographical practice. However, if you really want to override this default setting, use the package indentfirst available on CTAN.

IIRC, latex allows you to define your own counters. You could change the figure formatting environment to increment a custom counter, then make the paragraph code set a conditional indent (only if counter equals 1), and subsequently make it reset the counter.