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August 14, 2008

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What's so wrong about using tabs to indent the first line of a paragraph?? Seems simpler to me than what you suggest!

What's so wrong about using tabs to indent the first line of a paragraph?? Seems simpler to me than what you suggest!

More info added -- forgot to include the context.

"The tab key, on a computer keyboard, automates indenting text to a preset position. The tab key is commonly used for indentation in word processors and other software." [wikipedia]
Yeah, whats wrong with using indentation key to actually indent text? My oh my.

The problem with using tabs to indent text is that tab width varies between software, computers, printers, as Solveig mentioned above. Certainly you can use the tab key to indent the first line of your paragraphs, but you'll have to manually adjust each paragraph if you need larger or smaller indents. This happens more and more as documents get viewed on computer screens, smart phones as well as paper.

Using the tab key isn't recommended for indenting an entire paragraph

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