In a buffer like this:

* Heading
** Sub-heading

pressing <tab> should result in this:

* Heading
** Sub-heading

Instead, nothing happens.

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Org's indentation behaviour is controlled by the org-adapt-indentation variable. It can be set to three states:

t: Adapt indentation for all lines
headline-data: Adapt indentation for headline data lines
nil: Do not adapt indentation at all

If you want org-mode to indent heading content, do (setq org-adapt-indentation t).

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