Create a hanging indent

With a hanging indent, the second and all the following lines of a paragraph are indented more than the first. The fastest way to add a hanging indent is to use the ruler.

  1. Select the text where you want to add a hanging indent.

  2. Click View and then select the Ruler check box to show rulers.

  3. Drag the hanging indent marker (shown below) to the right. It’s the lower triangle on the ruler.
    Hanging indent

Tip:  Make sure you click on the upper part of the marker—toward the tip of the triangle. For more precise control when creating a hanging indent, along with other indent and spacing options, see Adjust indents and spacing.

If you’d like to create a first line indent where the first line of a paragraph is indented more than the other lines in the paragraph, see Create a first line indent.

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