From CreativePro: It is perhaps the most abiding of today’s typo­graph­ical conven­tions: indenting the first line of a para­graph. For those trained on type­writers, it’s almost a tic: Return, Tab. Soft­ware has enshrined this in its default text styles, and no sooner is your new text processor or page layout program installed then it’s creating para­graph indents for you auto­mat­i­cally. But where did this conven­tion come from, and in the 21st century does it still have role to play? · Go to Para­graph inden­tion: Old standby or old hat? →