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Indent paragraphs with one click

A popular method for indenting paragraphs is to drag Word’s First Line Indent marker to the desired position on the ruler. But this method is also the most difficult for new users, who often end up changing the left margin instead.

However, there’s an alternative method that lets you indent with a single click. Follow these steps:

  1. Select the paragraph or paragraphs you want to indent.
  2. Click the button at the left end of the horizontal ruler until it displays the First Line Indent marker.
  3. Click the ruler where you want to set the indent.

For example, to indent your paragraph one inch, click 1 on the ruler.

You can also use this procedure to set a hanging indent. Just choose the Hanging Indent marker on the left end of the ruler before making your selection.