However, this rule does not apply when you're following a specific, prescribed style guide that calls for combining spacing after paragraphs and indents (such as for some types of business letters or school reports).
More Ways to Use Indents or Separate Paragraphs
- Introductory paragraphs and paragraphs that follow subheads don't need indents even when indentation is used for the rest of the text.
- Avoid Default Indent Settings that are usually not deep enough for certain alignments.
- In bulleted lists, Indent Second Lines of Text underneath a list item.
- Don't let dangling Widows and Orphans create awkward paragraph spacing.