double indent

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July 7, 2010 at 17:32:17
Specs: Windows XP
How do I double indent? document shows full justification but it is NOT happening in all paragraphs?? what to do?

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July 10, 2010 at 14:33:45

You haven't said what program you are using.

For MS Word, select the paragraphs you wish to indent.
Right-click within the selection and choose 'Paragraph'.
In the Paragraph dialog box, select the 'Indents and Spacing' tab

In Alignment: select Left
In Indentation Right: enter 0
In Indentation Left: enter the required distance - (actual numbers depend on whether you are setup to use metric or imperial). Experiment with values to get the desired 'double indent'.

In the Special: box select 'none' unless you also want a hanging indent below the first line.

If this is not what you were looking for, please include lots more detail in your response.


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July 12, 2010 at 08:42:27
the program is microsoft word. Is that what you are looking for? I use wordperfect very often and there is a feature where u just highlight the paragragh and click double indent and you are DONE. Word it seems, does not even offer a double indent feature. If I am understanding you correctly you are saying the only way to do it is to manually put in the numbers for indentation in the paragraph selection. horrid!!

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July 12, 2010 at 09:30:17

As you didn't give much information as to what you were doing, I provided a basic way to indent a paragraph and at the same time change justification. I certainly did not say that that was the only way to do it.

If you had asked for simple indenting, without justification changes, then use the Increase or Decrease Indent buttons. They can be used with the cursor anywhere in the paragraph.

If you regularly require a particular paragraph format, just create a paragraph style and apply it as required. This can include not only indents, but space before and after the paragraph, font size and typeface and more... all applied in one go.

For a quick copy of a complete paragraph format including indents, font size and typeface etc., use the Format Painter button. With your cursor anywhere in the paragraph with the required format, click the Format Painter button, (the cursor changes to a brush-shape, move the cursor to the paragraph to be formatted and click.

I am not an expert on MS Word, just a regular user, so there are likely other possibilities.

I have used WordPerfect as well and there are many differences. It takes time to adapt to the different ways of doing things. Just don't expect Word to work the way WP does - it's a very different program.

Type "using wordperfect and word" into the help search box In the Using WordPerfect and Word help page, look at Tools and Tips at the bottom of the page.


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July 12, 2010 at 09:36:04
Thanks so much for your help!!

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