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  • AutoIndent is an option for Cell which specifies whether automatic indentation should be done at the beginning of a new line after an explicit return character is entered.
  • In entering a Mathematica expression the amount of indentation inserted is determined by the settings for the LineIndent and LineIndentMaxFraction options.
  • If or \[NewLine] is used, tabs for indentation will explicitly be inserted into the internal structure of the object representing the contents of the cell.
  • If \[IndentingNewLine] is used, only this character will be inserted, and indentation will be redone each time the expression is output.
  • See the Mathematica book: Section 2.10.11.
  • See also: LineIndent, ParagraphIndent.