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    Overriding left margin in Word

    Can anyone tell me how to override the left margin of the start of a sentence so that you can go further to the left (past the left margin setting) to add some language and then go back to the main/initial left margin and continue with your sentence?

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    Re: Overriding left margin in Word

    I think you may get better results if you posted this in the Word forum, not Lounge Matters.
    Perhaps one of the Admins will move it for you.

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    Re: Overriding left margin in Word

    Generally speaking, an entire paragraph has the same left indent, which is set under Format>Paragraph. To insert text into the left margin adjacent to a paragraph, there are a variety of options. One is Insert>TextBox. Another (older) technique is to use a Frame. Finally, it is possible using the ADVANCE field code to arbitrarily move a bit of text in a line up, down, left or right, but it's quite messy and difficult for other people to understand when editing your document.

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    Re: Overriding left margin in Word

    Have you tried experimenting with the Format>Paragraph>Indents and Spacing>Indentation settings?
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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