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  1. open the Styles and Formatting window (as described above);
  2. select a common paragraph style like Default Style;
  3. right-click on the name to open the contextual menu and select New;
  4. in the dialog box that opens, enter a name for your style;
  5. click on the Indents & Spacing tab. Choose the setting under the Indent section. To get an indent of 1 cm, you need to enter 1cm[1] in the field Before Text. Then click the First line field and enter the value -0.5cm[1]; and
  6. click OK. The new style appears now among the list of styles. You can use it now as a predefined style (see above).
    • 1.0 1.1 If the measurement unit is set to Inch (Tools ▸ Options ▸ LibreOffice Writer ▸ General ▸ Settings ▸ Measurement unit), then the centimiter value you just entered will automatically be converted to inch.