Create a hanging indent

A hanging indent indents all lines in a paragraph but the first line. In the PowerPoint Web App, you can create a hanging indent by inserting two separate text boxes. Here’s how:

Two text boxes form a hanging indent

  1. On the Insert tab, click Text Box.

  2. On the Home tab, click Align Text Left.

    Align text left

  3. Click the edge of text box until you see the four-headed arrow and then move it to where you want the left edge of the hanging indent to be.

Click the edge of te text box until you see the four-heaed arrow

  1. Type the text of your first sentence in the text box.

  2. To insert the second text box for the indented part of the paragraph, on the Insert tab, click Text Box.

  3. On the Home tab, click Align Text Left.

  4. Click the edge of second text box until you see the four-headed arrow and then place it beneath the first text box in an indented position, like this:

Align second text box beneath the first one

  1. Type the text to form the rest of the paragraph.


    Sample hanging indent

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