Can you show a screen shot of a couple of the paragraphs with invisible characters turned on, and the tabs bar open above them?
This could help in identifying the problem.
First line indents should only be done by applying a first line indent value, not with tabs or spaces.
You can remove the tabs and spaces using the following GREP Find/Change:
Find ^\s+ (this means find any white space at the beginning of a paragraph) and set the find formattin to your paragraph style if yo only need to do it for a single style
Leave the Change field blank and change all.
Awesome! This works perfectly.
Thank you so much, Peter!
You saved me a lot of time and headache.