New Paragraph/ Indent Issue

Ahoy! Thanks for reading.

I’ve found a really annoying issue and I feel like it has something to do with style settings that I just can’t seem to figure out. I have a document in my current chapter that inserts a full space and doesn’t indent when I insert a carriage return. Example:

In my other documents:

Please excuse my silly examples. I don’t know the proper terminology for what I’m trying to explain. What I’m getting at, is that I would like this stray document to behave the way the others do, as shown by the second example. Of course, my ----> arrows represent white (indented) space.

I noticed that when I highlight the text, the documents that behave appropriately have paragraph icons when I insert a carriage return.

The ones that aren’t working properly both have a right facing arrow at the top of the paragraph, and a curved arrow at the end of the paragraph.

the right-facing arrow is called a tab, The hooked arrow is called a line feed. If you both delete the tabs and replace the line feeds with paragraph breaks the formatting should be the way you want it.

To delete the tabs, use the menu command Edit>Text Tidying>Strip Leading Tabs. To replace the line feeds, use Edit>Find>Find… . Select and copy one of the hooked arrows and paste it into the Find field. Do the same with one of the paragraph symbols and the Replace field. Find and replace as you would any other text.

Hope this helps!

You’re absolutely fantastic. Thank you so much. I appreciate you taking the time to help me.