7.13 @indent: Forcing Indentation

To complement the @noindent command (see the previous section), Texinfo provides the @indent command to force a paragraph to be indented. For instance, this paragraph (the first in this section) is indented using an @indent command.

And indeed, the first paragraph of a section is the most likely place to use @indent, to override the normal behavior of no indentation there (see @paragraphindent: Controlling Paragraph Indentation). It can either be followed by text or be on a line by itself.

As a special case, when @indent is used in an environment where text is not filled, it produces a paragraph indentation space in the TeX output. (These environments are where a line of input produces a line of output, such as @example and @display; for a summary of all environments, see Block Enclosing Commands.)

Do not put braces after an @indent command; they are not used, since @indent is a command used outside of paragraphs (see @-Command Syntax).