Paragraph Formatting

By: Taylor Graves


  • All lines of text are aligned on the left margin.
  • None of the lines are indented.
  • Commonly used when formatting business letters and memos.


  • The first line of a paragraph is indented
  • You can use the tab key to indent
  • Commonly used when formatting reports

Hanging Indent

  • All lines are indented except for the first
  • The first line is flush with the left margin
  • Commonly used when citing bibliography resources