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Margins & Indents



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You can control the left, right and first-line indents for paragraph text. These indents apply to the entire paragraph.

Select the Text tool and click on a block of text to begin editing.

Place the caret inside a paragraph or select a block of text spanning multiple paragraphs.

First-line indent

White portions shows width
of text block

Left margin (triangle shape)
Drag small rectangle beneath triangle to move left & first-line margins together

Right margin

To change a margin, drag the margin triangle to the position required.

The picture shows the "First Line Indent" triangle being dragged.

As you drag the margin, a dotted line allows you to line-up the margin with other objects on the page.

The first-line indent has been changed so that the paragraph starts with an indent.

To create a hanging indent as shown in image 2, move the left-indent inward without moving the first-line indent.

This paragraph now has a hanging indent.




  • For finer control of indents especially for text that flows around shapes, see Advanced Editing.