Tab Issue

I use return then the tab key for an indent to a new paragraph. When I compile the space seems too much just by looking at the text - 10 spaces. Is this the default or isothere a way to make it less - more like 5 looks better. Thanks.

You probably need to check the tab setting used during Compile.

Section 24.11.2 of the manual covers this. Essentially, select the dummy paragraph in the formatting editor and adjust the tab position as desired.