Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Paragraph formatting techniques
Left Indent: Drag right or left to add or remove indentation for all lines of the
paragraph relative to the left margin.
Right Indent: Drag left or right to add or remove indentation for all lines of the
paragraph relative to the right margin.
FIGURE 6.7
Use the mouse to drag indentation controls on the ruler.
Tab selector,
click to cycle
through tab and
indent markers
First Line Indent
Ruler
Right Indent
Hanging Indent
Left Indent
4. Repeat Steps 2 and 3 to apply different indentation settings to other
paragraphs as needed.
5. To hide the ruler if needed, click the View tab and click Ruler in the Show
group.
If you have trouble dragging the ruler’s tiny indent controls with the mouse, you can use the tab selector control at
the left end of the horizontal ruler. Click the (usually) L-shaped control to cycle through the different tabs and indents
and stop at either the First Line Indent or the Hanging Indent marker. With that control displayed, you can now set a
i rst-line or hanging indent by clicking the desired position on the ruler.
If you press the Alt key while dragging the indent controls on the ruler, Word displays the
measurement as shown in Figure 6.8, allowing for more informed positioning.
FIGURE 6.8
Press Alt while dragging indent controls on the ruler to see precise measurements.
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