How to do a hanging indent in MS Word
As always with Microsoft, there are a number of ways to create a hanging
Using the Format Command:
- At the top of the page , click Format, then Paragraph.
Click the Indents and Spacing tab if it is not already visible.
In the Dialog box, find Indentation. Click on the
Special drop-down list. Select Hanging.
The By box specifies how large the indent will be.
The default, 0.5", is a good size.
Type the entries. Word should do the hanging indents
You can also type the entries first, without any
indents, select them all, then follow steps 1-4 to indent them all at
Using a Keyboard Shortcut:
- CTRL-T is the keyboard shortcut for a hanging indent.
Either press CTRL-T before typing each entry, or type all the
entries first, select them, then press CTRL-T.
Using the Horizontal Ruler:
- If the horizontal ruler is not visible, click View, then
- Select the bibliography entries.
- On the horizontal ruler, drag the hanging indent marker to the point
where you want the hanging indent to begin (1/2 inch is a spot). Be
careful to point the cursor to the hanging indent marker, not the left
indent marker. I find this very awkward; I prefer to use one of the