Paragraph Formating


Block Style

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


Indented – the first line of a paragraph is indented

—use the Tab key to indent paragraphs

—commonly used when formatting reports

Hanging Indent

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

Tab Key

Tab Key – The operation key used to indent your lines of text.