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Unread 01-10-2007, 12:59 PM   #1
jvh
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Hanging Indent

Greetings,

I believe what I need is a hanging indent however the help file gives
the same instructions for all types of indentation and it is not
working as I thought it should.

I wish to put a word on the left side of the page such as Discuss,
Spec, Maint, etc and then tab over and start a block of text on the
same line and have the text continue at this column until I hit a hard
CR. After I type to the end of the line word then inserts a tab and my
block is indented on the first line. Perhaps I should use a table but
then aligning rows seems to be an equal chore.

Thanx,

John

 
Unread 01-10-2007, 12:59 PM   #2
Herb Tyson [MVP]
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Re: Hanging Indent

Yes. What you want is called hanging indent. Choose Format - Paragraph
(Alt+O P), and set Special to Hanging. Set By: to an amount sufficient to
accommodate the longest initial word.

The built-in List style has hanging indent set, but in my experience, the
default .25" is not sufficient for what you want to do. You might set it to
1", instead.

You can also do what you want using a 2-column table.

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Herb Tyson MS MVP
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"jvh" <johnvhite@texoma.net> wrote in message
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> Greetings,
>
> I believe what I need is a hanging indent however the help file gives
> the same instructions for all types of indentation and it is not
> working as I thought it should.
>
> I wish to put a word on the left side of the page such as Discuss,
> Spec, Maint, etc and then tab over and start a block of text on the
> same line and have the text continue at this column until I hit a hard
> CR. After I type to the end of the line word then inserts a tab and my
> block is indented on the first line. Perhaps I should use a table but
> then aligning rows seems to be an equal chore.
>
> Thanx,
>
> John
>


 
Unread 01-10-2007, 02:02 PM   #3
jvh
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Re: Hanging Indent

Thanks Herb!

Works like a hose, exactly what I wanted.


jh

 
 

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