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WD 88
Word Chapter 2 Creating a Research Paper
To First-Line Indent Paragraphs
The fi rst line of each paragraph in the research paper is to be indented one-half inch from the left margin.
You can use the horizontal ruler, usually simply called the ruler , to indent just the fi rst line of a paragraph, called
fi rst-line indent .
The left margin on the ruler contains two triangles above a square. The First Line Indent marker is the
top triangle at the 0” mark on the ruler (Figure 2–14). The bottom triangle is discussed later in this chapter. The
small square at the 0” mark is the Left Indent marker. The Left Indent marker allows you to change the entire
left margin, whereas the First Line Indent marker indents only the fi rst line of the paragraph. The following
steps fi rst-line indent paragraphs in the research paper.
With the insertion point on
the paragraph mark below the
research paper title, point to the
First Line Indent marker on the
ruler (Figure 2–14).
First Line
Indent marker
Left Indent
insertion point
Figure 2–14
Drag the First Line Indent marker
to the .5” mark on the ruler to
display a vertical dotted line in
the document window, which
indicates the proposed location
of the fi rst line of the paragraph
(Figure 2–15).
COMP: Make sure arrows
are pointing precisely where
the Art MS indicates - they
cannot even be slightly off
First Line Indent
marker at .5”
mark on ruler
as you drag marker on
ruler, vertical dotted
line indicates proposed
location of indent
Figure 2–15
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