I would use paragraph rules instead of using underlines. A rule with the appropriate offset gives you the same effect but you can control the text indent and the rule indent as well.
Otherwise you will need to add an n-space or other width of space at the paragraph start and end. You can use find replace on the highlighted text to automate this.
Oh that makes sense! Thanks! I'll give it a try...
That worked! Thanks so much...
It might be less work in future cases to change the tabbed text into a table. That way, you can use alternate row fills to achieve the effect you want with less work.
The problem is that the number of items changes in each report I do. I've found that trying to reformat a table takes much longer than just changing a style. But thanks for the suggestion!