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Learn how and when to use specific indent types.
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Learn how and when to use specific indent types
Home Ribbon, Paragraph Group
When to use
Use the Indent buttons when you want to move a paragraph.
It is also useful to use the ruler “indent markers” to move indent location as desired.
Moves first line
Moves the left indent
- First Line Indent: Press TAB on the keyboard
- Left indent: Click the “increase indent” button
- Hanging Indent: Generally used for numbers and bullets. To apply manually, click insert indent, but use the indent marker on the ruler and pull the top arrow to the left.
- Double Indent: used when formally quoting a person or text. To apply, click the “insert indent” button to move the paragraph from the left by 1 inch, then use the right-indent marker on the ruler to move the paragraph from the right by 1 inch.
A double indent is traditionally used as a quote, along with double spaced text. To double space the text in a paragraph, press Ctrl 2.Login to download
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