Word 2007 can hang the indentation of every paragraph you type. A hanging indent is an indentation where the first line sticks out to the left and the rest of the paragraph is indented. So why would I want to do a hanging indention for? Well when I was a student you had to make a page just for citation for your reports. All your citation lines had to have an indention on them. I used to manually do this by pressing enter after each line and tabbing over. This can be very tedious and take a lot of time. Luckily for me Microsoft Word can do this for me and you too. Here is how to make your citation pages a breeze by utilizing Microsoft Words built in features. Here is how to add a hanging indent in Word 2007 or 2010.
Hanging Indent in Word
Will will want to open either Word 2007 or Word 2010. You can open them by going to the Start Search and searching for Word 2007 or 2010, or look under the Programs folder under Microsoft Office. Then go to the beginning of a paragraph you want to indent and go to the Page Layout tab in the Ribbon.
Then open the Paragraph dialog box by clicking the launcher button the the lower-right corner of the paragraph group box.
Under the Indents and Spacing tab you want to go to the Indentation area and select the Hanging option from the Special drop-down list.
Click OK and take a look at your paragraph:
That is it. Now your paragraph will have a hanging indention.
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