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How to do Hanging Indent in Google Docs?

Hanging Indent in Google Docs

Today I am going to show you how to do hanging indent in Google docs step by step.

Hanging indent is a text formatting style which can be used to add a trendy effect to your document.

This is also a good option when you wish to add some eye-catching format or citation to your Google Docs.

When you use this style the formatted text that you begin with will have a normal indentation.

All the other lines will start from farther than the first, this will look like the first line is hanging out over the second.

Let’s look at three different ways of creating hanging indent in Google Docs…

How to Make a Hanging Indent in Google Docs with Menu Option?

For using hanging indent in your Google Docs with menu option, follow the below steps:

Step 1

First go to Google Docs and open the document you wish to add the hanging indent feature.

Step 2

Next from the document, select the text that you wish to add hanging indent.

Step 3

Now from the top left options, select Format menu.

Step 4

Next click on Align & Indent option from the menu.

Step 5

After that select Indentation Options.

Indentation Options

Step 6

Now you will see Special Indent section, select the drop-down menu and then choose Hanging option.

Step 7

Next you can use the box to define the amount of the indent in inches.

Indentation Options Inches

Step 8

Now to get the hanging ident with the choice of your settings click on Apply.

Keyboard Combination

Another way to get hanging indent in Google Docs is by using keyboard combination, for that, first insert the cursor where you want to add the indent.

Next, on the keyboard press Return + Shift at the same time. This will create an invisible line break.

Now, select Tab to ident the line, this option of using keyboard will be helpful while indenting second line of a two-line section.

Use a Ruler to do a Hanging Indent Google Docs

Follow the below steps in order to create a document with hanging indent using ruler tool.

Step 1

First go to Google Docs and open the document you wish to add the hanging indent feature.

Step 2

Next go to the top left menu option and open ‘View’ then select ‘Show Ruler’ option.

Step 3

Now from the document, select the text that you wish to add hanging indent. (This can be a whole document, a paragraph or a sentence.)

Step 4

Next from the ruler, click on the blue triangle and drag it where you wish the hanging ident to be.

Step 5

After that, find the right right-indent control, this is blue bar which you will find just above the blue triangle ruler.

Step 6

Next click and drag the right-indent control.

Step 7

Now after you let go of the right-indent control, you will the hanging indent.

In brief,

These were three ways you can try to create a hanging indent in Google Docs.

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