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    Indenting blocks

    I am trying ti figure how to indent a block of text -- for an outline. What I want to do is

    outline.jpg

    But if I use indent (^M) it takes the A with it. If I tab, then I 1) have to do that on each line, and 2) lose the "wrap" aspect.

    Is it possible to do what I want?

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    You really need to use numbered lists with A, B, C....
    I have never been a fan of Word indenting, give me Word Perfect any day - well maybe 20 years ago.

    cheers, Paul

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    Thanks Paul
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    It’s not easy, and not simple and probably undesirable, but, it is possible.
    If you simply mouse select all the characters except the “A”.
    Then click insert, then click text box. All the selected characters will then be inside a text box. Said text box is movable anywhere you want, including positioned as your diagram. Unfortunately the text box will probably have a line around it. You may or may not like that. Like I said, it’s not easy, and not simple and probably undesirable, but, it is possible.
    Cheers
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    PS. Line around text box can be either left in or removed if you wish.
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    This is called a hanging Indent.

    Select your paragraph and right-click on it. Pick the paragraph dialog. Change the Indent to hanging.

    00 deleteme.png

    Or, at the beginning of your paragraph, press the tab key. Then press Ctrl+T. Then delete the tab you added.

    Once you know what this looks like on the Ruler, you can just manipulate it on the Ruler.

    wd10_indent_markers.png

    Best is to create and use a paragraph Style that has the formatting set. Then just apply the style. That leads us to numbering tied to styles which would do everything you want. You can set up the indent as a part of this.

    I think I've mentioned numbering tied to styles in previous posts with you, but I'm not sure.
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    Charles, yes, you have given me info on formatting. I apologize, I should have taken better notes. I wasn't aware though, of 1) the hanging indent marker, and 2) I hadn't even thought of using a hanging indent! I know what it is, and you it in reference pages (APA), but that had never occurred to me! Thanks ever so...

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    I am with you Paul T. Whenever I want to do real word processing, I fire up my copy of WordPerfect Office X3.

    What the OP wants to do is easy with WordPerfect--in fact that is the default with numbered lists.

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