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Indenting a Whole Paragraph in Word 2007

Word 2007 can indent every line of a paragraph you type. An indentation is the distance between a margin and the text, not the edge of a page and the text. To have Word indent an entire paragraph, follow these steps:

  1. Position the insertion pointer in the paragraph you want to indent.

    Indenting an entire paragraph is popular for typing block quotes or nested paragraphs.

  2. Click the Home tab in the Ribbon.

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    Indenting and paragraph spacing is found in the Paragraph group of the Home tab.

  3. In the Paragraph group, locate the Decrease Indent and the Increase Indent buttons.

    Paragraph formatting commands on the Home tab.
    Paragraph formatting commands on the Home tab.
    • To indent a paragraph one tab stop from the left, click the Increase Indent button, or press the Ctrl+M key combination.

    • To unindent an indented paragraph, click the Decrease Indent button, or press the Ctrl+Shift+M key combination.

    Each time you click the Increase Indent button, a paragraph's left edge moves one tab stop to the right. To undo this, or to shuffle a paragraph back to the left, use the Decrease Indent button.

To indent both the left and right sides of a paragraph, use the Paragraph dialog box and set both indents to the same value.

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