Indent the first line of a paragraph to distinguish paragraphs.
Indent the subsequent lines (called a hanging indent) to create a indented text.
Indent the entire paragraph from the left and right margins (called left/right indents) to separate quoted passages.
To indent Paragraph Lines Precisely, Click the View tab
Click the View Ruler button to display the Ruler.
Click the paragraph or select multiple paragraphs to indent:
To change the left indent of the first line, drag the First-line Indent marker.
To change the indent of the second and subsequent lines, drag the Hanging Indent marker.
To change the left indent for all lines, drag the Left Indent marker.
To change the right indent for all lines, drag the Right Indent marker.
You can also press and hold Alt when dragging the mouse to see a measurement in the ruler.