I was first prompted to post about the FLII (first line indentation issue) because it was my understanding that manuscripts submitted to publishers have a preferred format which includes using a serif font, double spacing and first line indentation.
Darren directed me to the settings in SEW, and now I am able to enter text which include this indentation. I too was unaware that the measurements were in inches; I am however aware that this is version 1, and there are going to be many more improvements in the future, hopefully including suggestions which emerge from these very forums.
For example, while the first lines of paragraphs do indeed appear with the first line indent inside the program, this formatting does not transfer into the Word format when the project is exported as a single document, and so further formatting within word needs to be carried out, if that’s what I want to do before submitting to a publisher.
However as it says in the manual, "In version 1 of SmartEdit Writer, the export option is basic. It does not contain any functionality beyond joining your scenes together. This means you may have to open the exported document in Word or in another word processor and polish off any rough edges. For example, you may have used different fonts in different scenes. You may require page breaks in certain places, etc.
In future versions of SmartEdit Writer, the export functionality is likely to be expanded to handle many of these situations, delivering a more polished final document, but for version 1, my focus was on delivering a simple export."