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Hanging Indent Google Docs

How to Align and Indent Paragraphs in Google Docs

Hanging Indent Google Docs

The text in your paragraphs is aligned to the left margin by default, but you can easily change it.

Align a Paragraph

  1. Click anywhere in the paragraph you want to align.
  2. Click an alignment option.
    • To align left, press Ctrl + Shift + L.
    • To align right, press Ctrl + Shift + R.
    • To center, press Ctrl + Shift + E.
    • To justify, press Ctrl + Shift + J.
    Align and Indent Paragraphs

    Examples:

    Align and Indent Paragraphs

    Justified

    Align and Indent Paragraphs

    Left Aligned

    Align and Indent Paragraphs

    Right Aligned

    Align and Indent Paragraphs

    Center Aligned

Indent Text

You can also adjust the amount of space between your text and the edge of the page by indenting it.

  1. Place the text cursor in a paragraph.
  2. Click the Increase indent or Decrease indent button.
    Align and Indent Paragraphs
  3. The paragraph will move over by half an inch each time you click Increase.

    You can also manually change the indent of a paragraph using the ruler.

  4. Click and drag the Left Indent arrow to adjust the indent.
    Align and Indent Paragraphs

The paragraph is indented to the spot you choose.

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