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Re: [Groff] Introduction to groff in french

From: Peter Schaffter
Subject: Re: [Groff] Introduction to groff in french
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:40:38 -0500
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Bertrand --

On Sun, Nov 30, 2014, Bertrand Garrigues wrote:
> If I have a paragraph starting just after a HEADING, and I use the
> defaut behaviour (no indentation of the first paragraph), is it the same
> thing to add or omit .PP before this first paragraph just after a
> HEADING? Isn't .PP useless as I don't want to indent the pragraph?

Always use .PP to start a paragraph, including initial paras after
headings.  Partly, it's for semantic clarity.  Also, if you omit
the .PP after .HEADING 1, the first time you use .PP afterwards will
result in a non-indented paragraph since mom indents only second and
subsequent paragraphs.

> Second question, is it a recommended style not to indent the first
> paragraph, at least in English typesetting?


> I've noticed that most of the English books I have don't indent
> the first paragraph while most of the French books do so, although
> it's not always the case.

Whether or not to indent "first" paragraphs can be turned on and off

Peter Schaffter

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