Paragraph Formats

Word Processing

Different paragraph styles

There are three different types of paragraph styles.

  • Block
  • Indented
  • Hanging


In a block style paragraph, all of the text is aligned with the left margin. they are not indented and are usually used when formatting business letters and memos.


The first line in an indented style paragraph is indented. The tab key is used to indent the paragraph. Indented paragraphs are most commonly used when formatting reports.

Hanging Indent

Every line except for the first is indented. the first line is aligned with the left margin. These are usually used for citing bibliography sources.