New to Scrivener - formatting

Hi, I would be really grateful if somebody could please help out.

I’m new to Scrivener and have been looking through old posts for over an hour and a half now and I still can’t get my work to format so that my hanging indents stay in a fixed place. Every time I indent a new paragraph for any dialogue or a new paragraph the entire text goes out of line. This also happens when I switch to full screen or change the zoom. I have set new paragraph indent to on under formatting and my text is left aligned. All the margins are set to 0.00. My text was imported from Word.


You may want to check out the ruler in your text editor and see if you have the first sentence indent or one of the tabs set in way that is causing you trouble.

One the file menu choose Format and make sure the ruler is selected to show in the editor. When you have a indent or tab set you will see a small triangle icon on either the top or bottom of the ruler. The top one is a first sentence indent setting that makes sure the first sentence of each paragraph is indented five space.

Hope that helps!

Thank you Dolus, will spend a bit more time trying to get to grips with it all.