I’ve decided to try Scrivener to format some ebooks (Kindle) and am having a formatting issue. Previously, I’ve formatted all my ebooks in InDesign, using styles for each formatting component, (i.e. titles, subtitles, body text, etc.). InDesign allows me to specify a paragraph indent for body text which is added to the code for the
body text tag when the program spits out the .mobi.
In Scrivener, however, the body text option from the drop down styles menu in the Headliner bar doesn’t have an indent. I’ve tried selecting my paragraphs and then using the Indents and Tabs feature from the Formatting menu to specify an indent, but nothing happens, even though the Indents dialog box shows a number for first line indent.
I would just forget about using the default paragraph styles and hand format everything myself, but I’m worried that my choices won’t be reflected in the .mobi, or the coding will be erratic without a defined body text tag.