AutoIndent

AutoIndent
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 DynamicBox[ToBoxes[If[$OperatingSystem === MacOSX, Return, Enter], StandardForm], ImageSizeCache -> {50., {1., 10.}}] 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 DynamicBox[ToBoxes[If[$OperatingSystem === MacOSX, Return, Enter], StandardForm], ImageSizeCache -> {50., {1., 10.}}] 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
(3.0)
| Updated in 1999
(4.0)