I've always typed double-spaced and kept text left-aligned, which I've read is correct industry-standard. However, using the TAB key to indent is apparently a big no-no. This, I've been doing. Also, I've indented first line of chapter, which you're not supposed to do. So, my question is, how do I indent first line for new paras, but not first line of chapter? The first line indent on my Word is 1.27cm - is that default? Do I have to manually remove 1st line indent for start of chapter by backspace? And finally, is there a way of short-cutting the above or must it be 'typed' again? I've selected text to put in 1st line indent, but there's no change to doc. Sorry if question is laborious. I've looked on Word help, but I don't really get it . . . thanks, if you can enlighten.