Paragraphs formats

blocking style, hanging, and indented

block style

all lines of text are aligned with the left margin

—none of the lines are indented

—commonly used when formatting business letters and memos

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

indented

the first line of a paragraph is indented

—use the Tab key to indent paragraphs

commonly used when formatting reports