Frequently asked questions - Writer
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How do I create a hanging indent in my document?
→ Modifying the indent of the paragraphs.
Two different options are available, independently of the way you want the indents to be displayed.
- Using a predefined style:
- Open the Style and Formatting window (select: ▸ from the menus bar) (or F11).
- put the cursor in the text to which you want to apply an indent (or in an empty area that you will fill with text later on.)
- Double click the Hanging indent style in the Styles and Formatting window. This style has by default a left indent of 1cm and a first line indent of -0.50cm
- Creating your own style :
- Open the Styles and Formatting window (as described above).
- Select a common style like Default Style.
- Right click on the name to open the contextual menu and select New.
- In the dialog box that opens, enter a name for your style.
- Click on the Indents and spacing tab. Choose the setting for the Indent area. To get an indent of 1 cm, you need to enter "1,00" in the field Before Text. Then click the First line field and enter the value "-0,50".
- Click OK. The new style appears now among the list of styles. You can use it now as a predefined style (see above).
There exists another solution, less common because not based on styles
- Doing a punctual change :
- Select the ▸ menu to display (and hide) the rules (the two graduated areas at the top and on the left)
- Slide the cursor at the bottom left of the horizontal rule until the desired position of the indent (1 cm for example).
- Slide the cursor at the top left of the horizontal rule to set the first line indent.
- You can adjust these values by selecting the ▸ ▸ .