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Indenting Paragraphs

Indenting adds white space between the page margins and the paragraph. Indentation is common used with quotations, lists and bibliographies.

Indent Paragraphs Using the Ribbon

  1. Click inside the paragraph you want to change
  2. Click the Page Layout tab on the Ribbon
  3. Enter a measurement in the Left: or Right: box of the Paragraph group to increase the space between the left or right margin and the paragraph respectively
  4. Indenting a paragraph using the Ribbon

Indent Paragraphs Using the Dialogue Box

  1. Click inside the paragraph you want to change
  2. Click the Home tab on the Ribbon
  3. Click the Dialogue Box Launcher arrow in the corner of the Paragraph group
  4. Dialogue Box Launcher arrow

  5. In the Paragraph dialogue box, enter the required measurements in the Left: or Right: boxes
  6. Indentation options in the Paragraph dialogue box

    You can also indent the first line of the paragraph only by clicking the Special box, selecting First Line and then entering the measurement in the By box.

    Hanging indent is used by bulleted and numbered lists only

  7. Click Ok

Indent Paragraphs Using the Ruler

You can also indent paragraphs using the ruler. This is the quickest way to add and remove indents, but it is not as accurate.

If the rulers are not visible, click the View tab of the Ribbon and then check the Ruler box in the Show/Hide group.

  1. Click inside the paragraph you want to change
  2. Click and drag the required pointer to the desired point on the ruler
  3. Indent markers on the ruler

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