Indents lost in Kindle file

I’m compiling a mobi and epub, and having an odd problem. The file my friend sent me was a Word document with a bunch of short stories. For some reason, although the paragraph indents show in Scrivener, they’re lost when it’s compiled. Is there some obvious choice I haven’t checked or something?

The indents were made using the tab key, by the way.

This is the problem. Both Kindle and .epub files use HTML internally, and HTML does not support tabs - tabs will not appear in HTML files. So, you will need to change the tabs to first line indents using the ruler (or just add first line indents via the ruler in the “Formatting” pane of Compile.

All the best,
Keith