is an option for Style and Cell that specifies what automatic indentation should be done at the beginning of a new line after an explicit return character has been entered.


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Create a cell with AutoIndent->True:

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Type some spaces at the beginning of a line:

When you press the Enter key, the Wolfram System inserts the same indentation in the next line:

Create a cell with AutoIndent->Automatic:

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Every time you press Enter in this cell, the Wolfram System indents according to expression structure:

As you edit the cell further, the structural indentation shifts appropriately:

Introduced in 1996
| Updated in 1999