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Monday, December 13, 2010

Microsoft Word 2010: Hanging Indent

This post explains the steps to format a list with a hanging indent, using Microsoft Word 2010. In this example, I am starting out with a list of references which are indented to the left.


1. Highlight the text to be formatted.
2. On the Ribbon, next to the word "Paragraph" click the chevron to open the paragraph formatting window.
3. Beneath the Indentation heading, set the "Special" field to "Hanging" and set the "By" field to "0.5."
4. Click OK


5. At that point, the list should be reformatted with a hanging indent.

49 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks! This really helped. :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! Your step-by-step explanation is perfect!

Anonymous said...

Awesome!

Raw Spirit said...

Lifesaver :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you! I'm a librarian and I couldn't figure it out!

Anonymous said...

Thank you!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!

Danny said...

Thank you so much! In my opinion, the help file in Word is nearly useless.

Michelle said...

Thank you so much!!!! I have been struggling with this through several assignments. Your explanation is perfect!

Anonymous said...

thank you: very helpful

Anonymous said...

It is just so easy when you know what to do!! Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Kia ora and thank you for that most excellent explanation!!!!

SleepingUgly said...

Is there a keyboard shortcut for hanging indents?

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for helping those of us who are just about computer illiterate!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I've been fighting with my computer for a half hour!

Anonymous said...

this help blog was awesome!!!!thanx Nicholas!!

Anonymous said...

Paper complete! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This would have taken me forever, thank you so much!!!

Anonymous said...

You rock! Thanks.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. This helped a ton!

Anonymous said...

Thank you very much! I have been wondering how to do this.

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I struggled for a long time before giving up and looking for instructions.

Anonymous said...

THANK YOU SO MUCH TREMENDOUS HELP.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!! :) I could not figure this out for the longest time...

Anonymous said...

I wish I could 'like' this post

Anonymous said...

Ah ha, that's where they hid it. :)

Thanks

Anonymous said...

thank you! thank you! thank you!

Anonymous said...

thanks for saving my paper!!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much. I spent so much time trying and went tp paragraph multi times. Never even noticed the chevron. Thanks again.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for taking the time to help us out! :)

I'm Just Saying... said...

You are AWESOME! Thank you!

I'm Just Saying... said...

You are AWESOME! Thank You!

I'm Just Saying... said...

You are AWESOME! Thank You!

Anonymous said...

Couldn't be easier to follow. Thanks for taking the time to share.

Grant Barnes said...

Right on time. Thanks for the help.

Beth said...

Thank you. Here is a shortcut to complete the same task.

Select paragraph and press "Ctrl-T" - this will create a hanging indent using default margin settings.

Press same keys again to increase indent spacing.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!!! :DDDDD Nice and concise. Your screenshots were really helpful.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much! I could not figure this out for the life of me!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Mr. Bisciotti. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

thank you so much. that was super helpful!

Anonymous said...

Two seconds here as opposed to 2 hours in Word help! Many Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much. I kept trying to do the hanging indents for a huge paper I have and decided to look it up. Your step-by-step instructions were so helpful and easy to follow! Your the best!

Joe Salazar III said...

Thank You :)

Joe Salazar III said...

Thank You :)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much you rock 8th grader

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much!!

Marcy Patterson said...

This was so helpful! Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

VERY HELPFUL! THANKS SO MUCH!

Anonymous said...

Thank you !

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