You do a Find Replace
Just copy the tab character and paste it into the Find field.
You can then change the formatting by clicking the gray space in the "Change Format area" and apply an indent to the first line.
However, this may remove other tabbed information.
Best to use the "Grep" tab in the Find Replace
and then change format
Be careful doing it.
Thank you. I need to be careful because I'm not familiar with this manuscript.
For the Drop Cap you might need to edit the file to add that class http://blog.epubandebookhelp.com/2011/11/26/how-to-add-drop-caps-to-your-epub-content/?gob ack=.gde_2414597_member_112182559
I'm not sure though - there might be a better way to do this - I don't deal with ePubs at all.
Do some test exporting one page with the drop cap to epub, just to see how it looks. It should work.
Thanks. I convinced the Author to "drop" the drop caps.