What is a hanging indent..??

how to do hanging indent in word

When your first line in the paragraph begin from the left margin and the following lines start indented, or spaced, to the second margin, a Hanging Indent is created. It is keeps the information aligned and makes it more easy to read. Hanging Indent are also used for bulleted and numbered lists. So, let’s have a look at how to create a Hanging Indent on Microsoft Word.

How to create a Hanging Indent in Microsoft Word for PC

  1. Open the document and choose the paragraph or text which you want to indent.
  2. Navigate to the Home tab, go to Paragraph and choose the dialog launcher
  3. Press on the Indents and Spacing tab at the Paragraph dialog box.
  4. Go to the Indentation section and select Hanging from the Special drop-down list.
  5. In the By section you may extend or shrink the indent spacing, by default it’s 0.5
  6. Now, You’ll see the Preview section in the bottom of the dialog box, it shows you how the text will look.
  7. Press on OK. And now you have successfully added a Hanging Indent in your text.

Hanging Indents Using Paragraph Options:

  1. Choose the text you wish formatted with a Hanging Indent.
  2. Below the Home tab, find the Paragraph options.
  3. Press on the small arrow icon in the lower right corner for more options.
  4. Under the Indents and Spacing tab, choose Hanging. And press OK.

How to make a hanging indent in Word?

Make a Hanging Indent

  1. Choose the text where you wish to add a Hanging Indent.
  2. Navigate to Home Paragraph dialog launcher. Indents and Spacing.
  3. Under Special, choose Hanging. You may fix the depth of the indent using the By field.
  4. Press on OK.

From these simple methods, you can Do Hanging Indent in Word very easily.