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Old 11-02-2011, 03:18 PM   #1
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Preference: Paragraph indent or a little paragraph spacing?

When reading an ebook, which do you prefer...

1.) An average paragraph indent with no line spacing between paragraphs.
or
2.) No paragraph indent and a little line spacing between paragraphs.

On my device I notice that individual apps handle this differently, even with the same ebook. I believe I prefer no paragraph indent with a little line spacing between paragraphs.

Do you have a preference? I'm curious as I sometimes create/convert ebooks for others...
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:20 PM   #2
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Indents. That way I never have to wonder whether the first line on a page is the first in a new paragraph or not.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:29 PM   #3
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Prefer both indent and a space, it makes it easer to leave a page and return to find my place again.
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Old 11-02-2011, 03:45 PM   #4
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I prefer both as well. The indent identifies a new paragraph much better, but no space makes me feel like the book is too cluttered.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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I like both. But, if I had to pick just one, I'd probably have to go with the extra spacing.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:50 PM   #6
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If I'm doing a book myself, I prefer a normal paragraph indent and a very small (2-3 pixel) extra space between paragraphs. A full-line space between paragraphs is distracting to me, but I would consider it necessary if there is no indent.
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Old 11-02-2011, 04:52 PM   #7
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All my books get reformatted with Calibre to

Indent
1 Line space between paragraphs
Left Justified

It just looks best to me.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:00 PM   #8
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I prefer indent, no space.
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Old 11-02-2011, 05:51 PM   #9
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indent, half-height between....

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Old 11-02-2011, 06:55 PM   #10
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Old 11-02-2011, 07:36 PM   #11
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When reading an ebook, which do you prefer...

1.) An average paragraph indent with no line spacing between paragraphs.
or
2.) No paragraph indent and a little line spacing between paragraphs.

On my device I notice that individual apps handle this differently, even with the same ebook. I believe I prefer no paragraph indent with a little line spacing between paragraphs.

Do you have a preference? I'm curious as I sometimes create/convert ebooks for others...
I actually prefer both.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:29 PM   #12
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indent, no spacing, all that extra spacing takes up takes up space that could have more lines of writing on them.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:37 PM   #13
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An indent & no extra space between most paragraphs. One blank line between paragraphs when there is a scene break, no rule. A rule between paragraphs only when there needs to be 2 classes of scene break within a single chapter or in a short story with no chapter breaks, then space for minor breaks and rule for major.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:38 PM   #14
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For my old eyes, I prefer indent with half line spacing between paragraphs. It just makes the page easier to read for me.
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Old 11-02-2011, 08:38 PM   #15
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1 em space and 1.5 to 2 em indent except for first para in chapters or (optional) scenes breaks.
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