It is common not to indent an opening paragraph, however, I am at odds what to do when an opening paragraph is dialogue. Would it then need the indentation, or would it be aligned left? Here's some nonsense text to illustrate: (note: I have put underscores to represent spaces, as they keep disappearing when I submit the post) 1. Normal opening paragraph. Blah blah blah. ___"Oh blah?" ___"Blah blah!" 2. Opening paragraph with dialogue, indented. ___"Hello, blah." ___"Hello." 3. Opening paragraph with dialogue, not indented. "Hello, blah." ___"Hello." So would example 2 or 3 be correct? This can also be complicated with the use of dropcaps... I always appreciate all the feedback given in these forums. Cheers.