Creating First Line and Hanging Indents

You can use the ruler to create a hanging indent or a first-line indent.

To do so, click in the paragraph you want to format or select multiple paragraphs, and then drag the First Line Indent marker left or right to the desired location.

indent in Word 2007

You can press Ctrl+T to create a hanging indent that aligns body text with the first tab marker. (By default, tabs are set every 0.5 inch.)

You can press Ctrl+Shift+T to "unhang" an indent, regardless of how the hanging indent was created.

Press Ctrl+Shift+M to decrease a paragraph's indent by one tab stop. By default, tab stops are set every 0.5 inch.

Press Ctrl+M to increase a paragraph's indent by one tab stop. By default, tab stops are set every 0.5 inch.

You can instantly add a full line space before a paragraph by selecting the paragraph(s) you want to format and pressing Ctrl+0 (zero). If you select multiple paragraphs, pressing Ctrl+0 adds a blank line space before each paragraph in the selection.

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