# LaTeX end section or subsection

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## Main Question or Discussion Point

hello. I'm trying to get better acquainted with\LaTeX\ but I'm having some issues with document hierarchy. I've set LaTeX to automatically indent subsections by 1 inch, subsubsections by 2 in, etc. This way progressive sections "funnel" down the right side of the page. I've already done the necessary modification to the commands, the issue involves jumping back to a higher level, ie removing the indentation.

I don't want to enter the subsection environment, so I've been using the \section{title here}, \subsection{}, and \subsubsection{} commands.

I've tried using the \begin{subsection}, etc commands, but I get this compile error:

./tensoritis.tex:98: Missing \endcsname inserted.
\@@par
l.98 \end
{subsection}
?

The trick I tried is finishing a subsection, then declaring a new subsection* with no visible title information. For some reason, I end up staying within the subsection.
The application is notetaking, in which I routinely want to funnel down a topic into sections and then jump back up to the main topic being covered.

Thanks very much

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oops, my bad. My sub sections and subsubsections are progressively indented, so that as I use subsections I get further to the right. That's what I meant by "funnelling."

I forgot that wasn't default. Thanks.

Note: I've modified the original post to make this clear to anyone who comes across this. Does anyone have any clues on how to fix this issue?

here's what I've been using:

\let\oldsubsection\subsection
\renewcommand{\subsection}{\leftskip=1in\oldsubsection}
\let\oldsubsubsection\subsubsection
\renewcommand{\subsubsection}{\leftskip=1in\oldsubsubsection}

I'm still trying to understand that link (I'm a bit of a newbie), but I'll get back to you if that works.