I don't like how the default when you open a new Google Doc is no first line indent.

Is there a way to customize the default?

  • you will need a custom script with onOpen trigger but still this will run only on those docs that have this script, so unless you end up copying such "template doc" everytime you need new doc, then it cant be done
    – user0
    Commented Sep 4, 2018 at 20:51

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Set the styles how you wish.

Now Format -> Paragraph Styles -> Options -> Save as my default styles

save styles.

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