How to make a hanging indent in Google Docs
- How to Create a Hanging Indent in Google Docs\*
First, make sure the Google Docs ruler is visible.
- Click "View" and make sure "Show Ruler" is checked. If it isn't, click on it, and the ruler will appear beneath the menu bar.
First Line Indent & Left Indent
On the ruler, at the left margin, there is a light blue rectangle atop a triangle. The light blue rectangle (▃) represents the location of the _First Line Indent_. The light blue triangle (▼) represents the location of the _Left Indent_. - On the ruler, hover the cursor over each shape, and its function will be displayed.
Create the Hanging Indent
- First: Select the text you want indented. You can select a single paragraph or multiple paragraphs at a time. - Next: On the ruler, drag the ▼_Left Indent_ (light blue inverted triangle ▼) to the _right_ as far as you want the text to be indented. As you will notice, the ▃ _First Line Indent_ marker (light blue rectangle ▃) will come along for the ride, and all of your selected text will move to the right. - Finally: Drag the ▃ _First Line Indent_ marker (light blue rectangle ▃) back to the left margin. It will move independently, and your hanging indent will be created.
When the cursor is within the indented area, the indent icons will now look something like this: