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How to indent or tab lines

Dec 19, 2012 9:12 AM

A beginners question for sure.  (InDesign CS5)

I am attaching a screen shot so you can understand my question.  I have 2 paragraphs.  I want the lines under the first line in each paragraph to line up under the word The.

I thought I had a tutorial on paragraphs that explained this but I can't find it.  :-/

Or if explanaton is too much ... what would I google to find answers?

Thanks in advanceScreen shot 2012-12-19 at 10.54.38 AM.png

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    Dec 19, 2012 9:16 AM   in reply to soshagayle777

    The term you're looking for is hanging indent. Look that up and if you still have questions let us know.



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    Dec 19, 2012 9:59 AM   in reply to soshagayle777

    You can accomplish a hanging indent by these two methods:


    Open tab panel, place cursor within text, drag the two triangles to the right where text will align. Drag the top triangle back to the left where first indent only will align (this is the hanging indent). Add a tab to the location where copy after underscore aligns. Enter a tab after underscore


    Open Paragraph panel, place cursor within text, enter numeric values for each: left indent and first line (this will be a negative value)


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