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Chapter 6. Formats > Formatting tips and tricks

Formatting tips and tricks

A format in which the first line of a paragraph is aligned flush left and the remaining lines are indented is called a hanging indent. Hanging indents can be used to make subheads, bullets, or other special text more prominent or to hang punctuation (see page 132). A hanging indent that's created by following the steps below can be applied via a style sheet.

To create a hanging indent using a 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. Need a suggestion? Try 1p or 2p .

The Paragraph Attributes > Formats pane

5.
Enter a First Line value that's 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, and then click OK .

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


In this example, after the hanging indents were created via a positive Left Indent and a negative First Line, the Tab key was pressed after the bold text in each paragraph to align the text to the tab stop that QuarkXPress inserted automatically.



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