What is a hanging indent?
Before we dive into how to create a hanging indent let’s find out what a hanging indent is. According to APA guidelines, a hanging indent is one of the rules one must follow when they are formatting a page. The hanging indent looks like this when you are preparing a report or a document the first line starts from the margin of the page and the second and subsequent lines of the text are indented to the right. Mostly hanging indent is used in Reference pages, bibliographies, etc. Here’s how to create a hanging indent.
How to Create a Hanging Indent In Google Docs:
To make a hanging indent in Google Docs, you need to check whether the ruler is visible or not. A ruler is a measurement tool located at the top of your Doc and used to help align text, tables, graphics, and other elements. If the ruler is not visible simply click on “View”, look for “Show Ruler” and make sure the ruler is checked and visible.
After checking the visibility, we are ready to create a hanging indent. We will guide you with a few simple steps to create a hanging indent.
- We can create a hanging indent to any line or multiple paragraphs, first you need to select the content that you want to indent.
- Drag the indent marker that looks like an inverted triangle (on the top) from left to the right, and stop wherever you want to begin your hanging indent.
- When you get to the next line or paragraph drag the indent marker back to its original place.
- Now your hanging indent is created.
How to Create a Hanging Indent In MS Word:
In MS Word you can create a hanging indent by selecting the line or paragraph that you want to indent and then hold Ctrl and T keys at the same time.
1.Highlight the text that you want to indent.
2.Click Paragraph options under the Home tab.
3.Click the small arrow icon in the down right corner for more options
4.Click Hanging and OK options under the Indents and Spacing tab.