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Chapter 6. Formats > To create a hanging indent using the Formats dialog box:

To create a hanging indent using the Formats dialog box:

1.
Choose the Content tool.

2.
Click in a paragraph or drag downward through a series of paragraphs.

3.
Choose Style > Formats (Cmd-Shift-F/Ctrl-Shift-F).

4.
Enter a Left Indent value—1 or 2 picas to start with .

The Paragraph Attributes > Formats pane

5.
Enter a First Line value that is equal to or less than the number you entered in the previous step, preceded by a minus (-) sign.

6.
Click Apply to preview (Cmd-A/Alt-A), make any adjustments, then click OK .

Figure 2. In this example, a positive Left Indent and a negative First Line creates a hanging indent formation in each paragraph.


Figure 3. In this example, after the hanging indents were created via a positive Left Indent and a negative First Line, a tab character was also inserted manually following the bold text in each paragraph to align the text to the tab stop that QuarkXPress inserted automatically.


On the positive side, the Indent Here character instantly creates a hanging indent wherever your cursor happens to be positioned. On the minus side, the Indent Here character has to be inserted manually into each paragraph, it can't be incorporated into a style sheet, and it can't be added or removed using Find/Change. It's very handy for quickly formatting a unique paragraph here or there. To create a hanging indent in multiple paragraphs, though, follow the instructions on the previous page instead.


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