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Setting Indents and Tabs
Setting Indents and Tabs
In the following sections you will learn about indents and tabs and how to use them to
control the horizontal positioning of paragraph text within a text box in PowerPoint.
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Working with Indents
Each level of bullet (or numbering) on the Slide Master has a preset indent defi ned for it.
There are two separate indents: one for the fi rst line of the paragraph and another for sub-
sequent lines. They are represented on the ruler by triangles:
First line indent. This down-pointing triangle represents the positioning of the
fi rst line of the paragraph. Because bulleted lists are the default and the bullet
character hangs to the left of the rest of the paragraph, by default, the fi rst line
indent is set to be farther to the left.
Hanging indent. This up-pointing triangle represents the positioning of the sec-
ond and subsequent lines in a multiline paragraph. If it is a single-line paragraph,
this indent is ignored.
Left indent. This rectangle controls both of the triangles as a single unit. If you
want to move both triangles and maintain the spacing between them, you would
drag this rectangle.
You can drag these symbols, shown in Figure 6.9, on the horizontal ruler to change their
positions. (Hold down Ctrl as you drag if you want fi ner control over the positioning.) You
can also click the Increase List Level or Decrease List Level buttons in the Paragraph group
on the Home tab to change the overall left indent.
FIGURE 6.9
Adjust the indents by dragging their markers.
First line indent
Left indent
Hanging indent
You can also control indentation more precisely by using the Paragraph dialog box’s
Indentation controls. These controls let you specify indentation at intervals as small as 10
 
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