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Chapter 7. Space Inside Boxes > Using the Text-Indent Property

Using the Text-Indent Property

Indenting first lines is more common in fiction than in technical texts. Some people consider it old-fashioned, although a large indent may look quite modern again. At the same time, a too-large indent can hamper readability.

Perhaps the best and most common reason for choosing to indent the first line is that it is a good way to indicate the start of a paragraph. That’s why we used it in this book. Also, when used in this way, you can save space within the document. Without the indent, paragraphs must have extra space between them so that one paragraph can be distinguished from another. This adds to the length of the document. See Figure 7.3(b), which was achieved using this rule:


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