Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Using the Ruler
Adjusting left and right
paragraph margins
The Ruler defines the left and right margins for your paragraphs. To change
these paragraph margins, follow these steps:
1. Make sure that the Ruler appears visible.
2. Select any text.
3. Move the mouse pointer over the Left Indent icon on the Ruler, hold
down the left mouse button, and drag (move) the mouse to the right to
adjust the left paragraph margin.
Word displays a dotted vertical line to show you where the new left
paragraph margin will be, as shown in Figure 6-12.
Figure 6-12:
Dragging
the Left
Indent icon
lets you
define a
new left
page margin
for an entire
document
or just
selected
text.
Left Indent
Right Indent
4. Release the left mouse button when you’re happy with the position of
the left paragraph margin.
5. Move the mouse pointer over the Right Indent icon on the Ruler, hold
down the left mouse button, and drag (move) the mouse to the left to
adjust the right paragraph margin.
Word displays a dotted vertical line to show you where the new right
paragraph margin will be.
6. Release the left mouse button when you’re happy with the position of
the right paragraph margin.
 
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