Selecting the 'indent' icon is too difficult

After clipping articles from the web it is often necessary for me to apply first-line ¶ indents, for readability. I find it extremely difficult to select the first-line indent icon rather than the several other indent icons. Can’t there be an easier way?

It should be as easy or difficult as e.g. in TextEdit as both applications use Mac OS X’s rich text engine. The only other possibility coming to my mind would be to use an AppleScript, see for example folder ~/Library/Application Support/DEVONthink Pro 2/Scripts/Format for scripts to format rich text in various ways.