Paragraph Formatting

By Leah Lute

Block Style

Block style is when all the lines of the text are aligned with the left margin

none of the lines are indented and this is commonly used in business letters and memos.

Below is an example of a block style letter

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The first line of the paragraph is indented

  • use the tab key to indent a paragraph
  • commonaly used in reports
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Hanging Indent

This is when all lines are indented except the first line of the text

  • Each additional line is indented
  • commonalty used in bibliography sources
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Tab Key

This is a tool in your ribbon bar this operation key

is used to indent lines in the text

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