My wife is working on a novel that she has created in Microsoft Word. We have converted it to an ebook, however during this process we discovered that some lines are indented with actual tabs, and some are something else, which MS Word appears to be auto correcting/formatting SOMETIMES. In MS Word, both indenting methods look identical, however, once converted to an ebook, the tab indentations look perfect but the other "autocorrected" indentations are huge. When we turn formatting symbols on in MS Word, the tabs show arrows but the other indentations show nothing.
What is this alternative type of indentation called, and how can I do a find and replace for it to make it all regular tabs, or alternatively, control this spacing to make it at least be the same length as a tab when converting to an ebook? At the very least we would like to know that these alternate indenting method is, so we can try to disable it.