A Hanging Indent is something we usually see in Microsoft PowerPoint, but chances are, many of us had no idea of the name. Now, it is possible to create one of these, and expected, this article will explain what to do and how to remove it if required.
How to use Hanging Indent in PowerPoint
Some folks will know it as a negative indent but worry not for both are one and the same thing. Now, as for what it does, well, it indents the first text in most situations instead of the first line. This is also a feature found in Microsoft Word, and in fact, it is more used there.
We can say for certain that creating a hanging indent in Microsoft PowerPoint is super easy, so keep reading to learn something new.
- Open PowerPoint and add text
- Create an indent for a paragraph
- Remove the indent from paragraph
Let us discuss this issue in more detail for a better understanding.
1] Open PowerPoint and add text
The first step is to make sure PowerPoint is up and running, from there, be sure to add the necessary text to a slide. You will want to determine where the hanging indent will go. If there are multiple paragraphs in a text box, then bear in mind that each paragraph will be indented, therefore, the idea is to highlight one paragraph before beginning.
2] Create an indent for a paragraph
Once everything is ready, please select the paragraph by highlighting it, then navigate to the Home tab. From within this tab, go to the Paragraph section and click on the “Dialog Box Launcher” icon that is located at the bottom corner.
A small window should appear that is called Indent and Spacing; this is where to edit in order to make the changes.
From the section that says Before Text, change the values to 0.5 inches. Now, from the other section that says Special, click in the box and be sure to choose Hanging. Finally, hit the OK button, and right away the paragraph should be indented, no problem.
3] Remove the indent from paragraph
When it comes down to removing an indent from a paragraph, the process is very similar. Return to the Indent and Spacing window after highlighting the indented paragraph, then change the Before Text value from 0.5-inches to 0, the Special to None, and finally, click on the OK button to complete the entire process.
Become the first among your colleagues to use the Indent feature in PowerPoint on a regular basis. It can change the way to deliver presentations and possibly cause for improved confidence.