Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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As a bonus, every time you press Ctrl+T, the paragraph is indented by another half inch.
To undo a hanging indent, press Ctrl+Shift+T. That’s the unhang key combination,
and it puts the paragraph’s neck back in shape.
Indenting a whole paragraph
Just as you can indent the first line of a paragraph, you can indent every line of a paragraph, by
moving the paragraph’s left margin over to the right a notch, just like Mr. Bunny: Hop, hop, hop.
This technique is popular for typing block quotes or nested paragraphs.
To indent a paragraph one tab stop from the left, click the Increase Indent command button
in the Home tab’s Paragraph group or press Ctrl+M.
To unindent an indented paragraph, click the Decrease Indent command button in the
Home tab’s Paragraph group or press Ctrl+Shift+M.
Each time you use the Increase Indent command, the paragraph’s left edge hops over one tab stop
(typically, one half-inch). To undo this and shuffle the paragraph back to the left, use the Decrease
When you want to get specific, you can set the left and right indents for a paragraph by using the
Page Layout tab’s Paragraph group or the Paragraph dialog box. (Refer to Figure 11-2 ). The Left
item sets the indentation of the paragraph’s left edge. The Right item sets the indentation of the
paragraph’s right edge.
Indenting a paragraph doesn’t affect the paragraph’s alignment.
To indent both the left and right sides of a paragraph, set both left and right indents to the same
To undo any paragraph indenting, set both Left and Right indent values to 0.
Setting positive values for the paragraph’s indent in the Page Layout tab’s Paragraph group
moves the paragraph’s edges inward. Setting negative values moves the edges outward. When
the values are set to 0, the paragraph’s margins match the page’s margin.
You cannot decrease the indent beyond the left margin of the page.
Refer to Chapter 13 for more information on the page margins.