What is Paragraph Indent in MS Word?

By | 26th December 2015

How to use Indentation in Word

Indentation is when the left edge of the texts in documents is further from the margin. You can indent a first line of a paragraph in your document differently to the rest of the paragraphs.




One of the simplest ways to indent a line or paragraph is by using the Tab on your keyboard.

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You can also use the Increase and Decrease indent on the paragraph group to indent a whole paragraph or text in your document.

To indent lines or paragraphs using the Tab key, do this:

1. Open the document you wish to use.
2. Justify the text on your document by using the Justify button in the paragraph group.

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3. Position your mouse cursor in front of the first text of your paragraph and press the Tab key on your keyboard.

( the tab key can be found at the left side of your keyboard.

To indent lines or paragraphs using the Increase Indent button, do this:
1. Justify the text on your document by using the Justify button in the paragraph group.
2. Select the whole paragraph you want to indent.
3. Click the Increase indent button in the paragraph group on the ribbon.

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You can click the Increase indent and Decrease Indent buttons as many times as you want to indent the paragraphs the way you want.
Alternatively, you can use a shortcut key Ctrl M to increase and Ctrl Shift M to Decrease indent.




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