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Increase or Decrease Paragraph Indents

If you want to increase or decrease the amount of the paragraph indent from the left margin, use the Increase Indent and the Decrease Indent buttons in the Paragraph group on the Home tab. The Increase Indent button moves the paragraph one tab stop to the right. The Decrease Indent button moves the paragraph one tab stop to the left. Tab stops are every half inch by default; however, you can change them.

Increase the Paragraph Indent

  1. Place the insertion point in the paragraph you want to indent, or select the paragraphs you want to indent.
  2. Choose the Home tab.
  3. Click the Increase Indent button in the Paragraph group. Word increases the paragraph indent.

Decrease the Paragraph Indent

  1. Place the insertion point in the paragraph whose indent you want to decrease, or select the paragraphs whose indent you want to decrease.
  2. Choose the Home tab.
  3. Click the Decrease Indent button in the Paragraph group. Word decreases the paragraph indent.
Increase and Decrease Indent Shortcut Keys
Description Shortcut Keys
Increase Indent Ctrl+M
Decrease Indent Ctrl+Q

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