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## Remove indentation of first paragraph

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Hi all,

When I compile my text, it seems that the first paragraph of my \section has an indentation (such as the other paragraphs). However, as I didn't specified the indentation, I thought Latex will not put an indentation at each first paragraph after a \section? How can I remove this indentation of each paragraph.
I know that this can be done with \noindent, but as my thesis is very long I don't want to repeat this for every new \section.
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Hermano

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This is non-standard behaviour. We need to see a minimal working example in order to be able to track the source and provide a solution.

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cgnieder
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Check that the indentfirst package is not loaded. Otherwise post at least your header, or as Clemens said, a MWE, which is usually the best.

Stefan

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Dear cgnieder,

I have uploaded the files. The main file is thesis.tex. The adsphd.cls file is used for formatting my layout. If you compile thesis.tex, you will see that in the Introductory chapter under the first section is an indent.

I also thought that this is a non-standard behaviour, therefore this question.
Attachments
Ch1_introduction.tex
thesis.tex
Main file
Hermano

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Hmm, that was not really a minimal example... Anyway: the reason are these lines in your preamble:

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%set title spacing\titlespacing\section{0pt}{12pt plus 4pt minus 2pt}{2pt plus 2pt minus 2pt}\titlespacing\subsection{0pt}{12pt plus 4pt minus 2pt}{2pt plus 2pt minus 2pt}

Quoting titlesec's manual (titlesec, section 3.2, page 4):

The starred version kills the indentation of the paragraph following the title, except in drop, wrap and runin where this possibility does not make sense.

So you need to use
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%set title spacing\titlespacing*\section{0pt}{12pt plus 4pt minus 2pt}{2pt plus 2pt minus 2pt}\titlespacing*\subsection{0pt}{12pt plus 4pt minus 2pt}{2pt plus 2pt minus 2pt}

Regards
Clemens
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Hermano

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