Paragraph formats

Block, Indented, Hanging

  • Block style- all lines of text are aligned with the left margin, none of the lines are indented, it's commonly used when formatting business letters and memos.
  • Indented- The first line of the paragraph is indented, you use the tab key to indent paragraphs, commonly used when formatting reports.
  • Hanging indent- all lines are indented except the first line of text, the first line is flush with the left margin; each additional line is indented, commonly used when citing bibliography sources