No indentation of initial paragraphs?
May 18, 2005 2:28 PM Subscribe
Page layout: not indenting first paragraph nor paragraphs after subheadings... who made this rule?
posted by CaptApollo to Writing & Language (9 answers total)
I just got a new job in a university's publications department, and I somehow "know" that when you do layout for a publication, you don't indent the first paragraph, nor paragraphs subsequent to headings and subheadings. I'm sure this is a Chicago or Turabian rule, but my Google-fu fails me, and this office doesn't have a copy of the Chicago Manual anywhere (is this a bad sign?)
Can someone please provide an authoritative source for this rule?