Fine tuning indents

Sometimes you may want to fine tune the indents in your presentations. You can do this by adjusting the indent markers on the ruler. By default, the ruler is hidden, so you’ll first need to show the ruler.

To show the ruler:

  1. Select the View tab on the Ribbon.
  2. In the Show group, check the box next to Ruler. The ruler will appear.

    Indents and Line SpacingShowing the ruler

Indent markers

Indent markers are located to the left of the horizontal ruler, and they provide several indenting options:

  • First-line indent marker Indents and Line Spacing: Adjusts the first line of a paragraph
  • Hanging indent marker Indents and Line Spacing: Adjusts every line of a paragraph except for the first line
  • Left indent marker Indents and Line Spacing: Moves both the first-line indent and hanging indent markers at the same time; this will indent all lines in a paragraph

    Indents and Line SpacingThe three indent markers

To indent using the indent markers:

  1. Place the insertion point anywhere in the paragraph where you want to indent, or select one or more paragraphs.
  2. Click, hold, and drag the desired indent marker. In our example, we’ll drag the hanging indent marker.

    Indents and Line SpacingMoving a paragraph
  3. Release the mouse. The paragraph will be indented.

    Indents and Line SpacingAn indented paragraph
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