Indent, Line, and Paragraph Spacing in MS-Word

Indent, Line, and Paragraph Spacing: A paragraph is a distinct section that describes a special idea or point. The paragraph contains one or more lines with a combination of words, numbers, or other characters. On the Layout tab, In the paragraph group, you have two options i.e. Indent and Spacing.

Indent, Line and Paragraph Spacing in MS-Word

Indent, Line and Paragraph spacing in word
Indent, Line and Paragraph spacing in MS-Word

What is an Indent in MS Word?​

It means how far you want to move the paragraph away from the left or from the right margin. Generally, Professional material contains no indent, but some follow. According to Wikipedia “Professionally printed material typically does not indent the first paragraph, but indents those that follow.”

Steps to follow in Indenting a Paragraph:

  • Go to the Layout tab
  • Type/keep some text, then select the paragraph/s you want
  • Then choose Left or Right Indent Option by clicking the arrows or type the exact numeric value to set the Left or Right Indents.
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Increase or Decrease the Left Indention in a Word:

How far you want to move the paragraph away from the left margin is called Increase Left intention.

After Increasing the left Indention, Removing the space between the paragraph and left margin is called Decrease Left Indention.

Increase or Decrease the Right Indention in a Word:

How far you want to move the paragraph away from the right margin is called Increase Right Indention.

After Increasing the Right Indention, removing the space between the paragraph and right margin is called Decrease Right Indention.

Line and Paragraph Spacing:​

Giving more or less space between the Lines and Paragraphs is called Line and Paragraph Spacing. By default, the space between the lines in the word is 1.15. Similarly, the space between the Paragraph is 8 points.

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Steps to follow in adding the Space between the Paragraphs:

  • Go to the Layout tab for paragraph Group.
  • Then select the paragraph/s you want
  • Choose Before or After Spacing Options by clicking the arrows or type an exact numeric value provided in the options to set Before or After Spacing.

Steps to follow in adding the Line and Paragraph Spacing:

  1. Go to the Home tab
  2. Enter and select the text you want
  3. If you want to change the spacing between the lines choose the options accordingly or
  4. If you want to add or remove the spacing between the paragraphs, choose one of the options given under the icon of the “Line and Paragraph spacing”.
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What is an Indention?

Indention means how far you want to move the paragraph away from the left or from the right margin. Generally, Professional material contains no indention, but some follow. According to Wikipedia “Professionally printed material typically does not indent the first paragraph, but indents those that follow.”