is an option for Style and Cell that specifies how many ems of indentation to add at the beginnings of lines for each level of nesting in an expression.


  • The typical default setting is LineIndent->1.
  • The setting for LineIndent determines the amount of indentation that will be inserted after any explicit newline is entered when AutoIndent->True.


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Basic Examples  (2)

Specify the size of indentation:

No indentation:

Scope  (1)

Create a cell with AutoIndent->True with specific line indent:

When you press the TemplateBox[{return}, Key0, BaseStyle -> {ExampleText, FontWeight -> Plain, FontFamily -> Source Sans Pro}] key, the Wolfram System inserts the indentation according to LineIndent:

Introduced in 1996