Indenting paragraphs in Microsoft Word 2019

Indents are applied using various methods. The simplest method is touse the increase or decrease indent icon, which we highlighted earlier.Alternatively, you can use the ruler bar to manipulate indent iconsalong the ruler or go to the Paragraphdialog box to set indents.

On your ruler bar, you will find the indent button—it looks like anegg timer. We will use this indent button to create various types ofindents in our document. Select a paragraph to indent, then clickon the increase indent button in the Paragraph group:

  • First-line indent: Select a paragraph to apply anindent to and drag the top slider of the egg timer to the position youwant on the ruler bar:
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  • Hanging indent: Select a paragraph to apply anindent to and drag the hanging indent slider (the middle slider of theegg timer) to the position you want on the ruler bar:

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  • Left indent: Select a paragraph to apply an indentto and drag the left indent marker (the entire egg timer) to the desiredposition on the ruler:

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  • Right indent: Select a paragraph to apply an indentto and drag the right indent marker to the desired position on theruler:

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Although it is not that important to check whether the indents arepositioned at the correct position on the ruler, we need it to beaccurate in the certification exam. Therefore, it is imperative that yougo to the Paragraph dialog box and setindents with accurate measurements:

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