Indentation means the addition of whitespace at the beginning of lines to reflect special syntactical constructs. This makes it easier to see the structure of the document, and to catch errors such as a missing closing brace. Thus, the indentation is done for precisely the same reasons that you would indent ordinary computer programs.
This tip discusses automatic indenting of text that may occur while you are typing, and explains how to disable such automatic indentation. For a general discussion of indenting, see Indenting source code. If you use Vim in a terminal, you may find that pasting from another application changes the indents in the pasted text.
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First: Some Background about Paragraphs and Pressbooks. Please style me! Here is the first sentence in a paragraph.
The previous chapter described how to write the main body of the text easily and with a minimum of errors. In this chapter we will describe some features for entering more specialized sorts of text, and for indenting and navigating through the document. TeX is written by a mathematician, and has always contained good support for formatting mathematical text.
In plain TeX, controlling indentation is simple: The user sets a value for parindentand each new paragraph is indented by that value, unless explicitly begun with noindent. Environments can provide a noindent at the end of their definitions, and if the user wants to overrule that, he can add an explicit indent at the beginning of the next paragraph. For the most part, LaTeX follows the same convention.
The idea is to separate the behaviour of the script from the internal working — this is very similar to the way that we separate content from form when writing our documents in LaTeX. If you look in defaultSettings. The default value is given in each case; whenever you see integer in this section, assume that it must be greater than or equal to 0 unless otherwise stated.
The length of the skip should be expressed in a unit recognized by LaTeX. Thus to obtain one should type This is the first paragraph of some text. It is separated from the second paragraph by a vertical skip of 10 millimetres.