@noindent: Omitting Indentation ¶
An example or other inclusion can break a paragraph into segments.
Ordinarily, the formatters indent text that follows an example as a new
paragraph. You can prevent this on a case-by-case basis by writing
@noindent at the beginning of a line, preceding the continuation
text. You can also disable indentation for all paragraphs globally with
@paragraphindent: Controlling Paragraph Indentation).
Here is an example showing how to eliminate the normal indentation of
the text after an
@example, a common situation:
@example This is an example @end example @noindent This line is not indented. As you can see, the beginning of the line is fully flush left with the line that follows after it.
This is an example
This line is not indented. As you can see, the beginning of the line is fully flush left with the line that follows after it.
The standard usage of
@noindent is just as above: at the
beginning of what would otherwise be a paragraph, to eliminate the
indentation that normally happens there. It can either be followed by
text or be on a line by itself. There is no reason to use it
in other contexts, such as in the middle of a paragraph or inside an
environment (see Quotations and Examples).
You can control the number of blank lines in the Info file output by
adjusting the input as desired: a line containing just
@noindent does not generate a blank line, and neither does an
@end line for an environment.
Do not put braces after a
@noindent command; they are not
@noindent is a command used outside of paragraphs
(see @-Command Syntax).