first line indent

Hi, My first line indent doesn’t seem to work consistently. It might not work in full screen mode. Can you tell me how to set this so it works and doesn’t stop working.
thanks so much! You guys are great.

Are your Text Editing Preferences set up to use an indent? Also, what system are you using? Did you recently upgrade to Snow Leopard (10.6)? I ask because since updating I have been having a problem where indents suddenly disappear when you hit return myself, and it seems to be a bug in the text system that Apple have introduced in Snow Leopard, but I’m not sure if this is what you are seeing or something different.
Thanks for the kind words!
All the best,


Thanks for the response. Yes this is the exact problem I’m having. I do have the indents set up in the preferences. I upgraded to snow leopard before installing scrivener. I’m not sure if that matters or not. Let me know if you have any suggestions on how to fix it or whether you’ve heard that apple will be fixing this bug with an upgrade. Thanks again for this amazing soft ware and the great support that comes along with it!

I’m not entirely sure I can fix it my end - I think it’s down to Apple. On the other hand, I am looking out for it to see if there is anything I can do to catch it. It seems so random, though, it may take a while to figure it out either way.
Thanks and all the best,

Hi KB,

I encountered a problem in Scrivener. I have already set up the default indent, which is also default of the Scrivener program. However, when I create a new page and move my cursor into the blank paragraph, it does not have any indent.

On the other hand, when I force Scrivener to format an existing page to Default Text Style, then the whole page would have the correct indent.

It is a little annoying, because I don’t wanna use the “Formatting to Default Text Style” all the time. I am not sure whether this problem is the same as the one mentioned in this conversation.



You haven’t entered script mode by mistake have you? Is the word and character count at the bottom of the view?

Ha, yes, I was in script mode.

When I am not in script mode, it indents well. So, this is the problem? When do we need to use the script mode?

Anyway, thanks for solving my issue!! I appreciate it!

When you’re working on a film or TV show script … :smiley: