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Old June 10th, 2004, 10:06 PM
Leslianne
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I'm trying to type a document that contains material that looks like this:

Leader: Now repeat after me. Now repeat after me. Now repeat Now repeat after
me. Now repeat after me. Now repeat Now repeat after me. Now repeat
after me. Now repeat .

I have no idea what to call this. On the first line there is a header for the content to follow and the content is indented. In WordPerfect I can just press F7 and the second part of the material automatically indents. In Word the entire line moves! (YAUZA!)

Can I do this without having to resort to inserting colums in the middle of the document?

Thanks!
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Old June 10th, 2004, 10:15 PM
garfield-n-odie
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Default Indenting

In Word it's called a hanging indent. You set it from Format |
Paragraph | Indents and Spacing tab | Special: Hanging.


Leslianne wrote:

I'm trying to type a document that contains material that looks like this:

Leader: Now repeat after me. Now repeat after me. Now repeat Now repeat after
me. Now repeat after me. Now repeat Now repeat after me. Now repeat
after me. Now repeat .

I have no idea what to call this. On the first line there is a header for the content to follow and the content is indented. In WordPerfect I can just press F7 and the second part of the material automatically indents. In Word the entire line moves! (YAUZA!)

Can I do this without having to resort to inserting colums in the middle of the document?

Thanks!


  #3  
Old June 10th, 2004, 11:44 PM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Indenting

You can also create a hanging indent by dragging the Hanging Indent marker
on the horizontal ruler (see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/UsingRulers.htm). In this case, that
would be the way to go because you can see when you have the indent at the
right place to clear your heading. OTOH, if you have several headings of
varying length, you'll want the indents to be uniform. You can either use an
indent wide enough to clear the longest one, or you can use a minimal indent
that will run under all the headings. To easily create a hanging indent to
the first tab stop (0.5" unless you have custom tab stops set), press
Ctrl+T. Each time you press Ctrl+T, the indent increases by another half
inch. Ctrl+Shift+T reverses the process.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"garfield-n-odie" wrote in message
...
In Word it's called a hanging indent. You set it from Format |
Paragraph | Indents and Spacing tab | Special: Hanging.


Leslianne wrote:

I'm trying to type a document that contains material that looks like

this:

Leader: Now repeat after me. Now repeat after me. Now repeat Now

repeat after
me. Now repeat after me. Now repeat Now repeat after

me. Now repeat
after me. Now repeat .

I have no idea what to call this. On the first line there is a header

for the content to follow and the content is indented. In WordPerfect I
can just press F7 and the second part of the material automatically
indents. In Word the entire line moves! (YAUZA!)

Can I do this without having to resort to inserting colums in the

middle of the document?

Thanks!



  #4  
Old June 11th, 2004, 03:43 AM
Leslianne
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Default Indenting

I just tried to do what you said. If you just do a Hanging indent, the second line of the test indents 1/2 inch under the first, looking like this:

xxxxxxxxxx ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssss
ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssss
ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssssssss

I want the text to look like this:

xxxxxxxxxx ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss
ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss
ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss
ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssss


When I specfied an amount (first at .5 then at 1.0) for the hanging indent, everything on the first line moved over so that the text looked like this:

xxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxx

When I just drag the hanging indent marker, the whole line jumps again.

Now what?

LB

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

You can also create a hanging indent by dragging the Hanging Indent marker
on the horizontal ruler (see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/UsingRulers.htm). In this case, that
would be the way to go because you can see when you have the indent at the
right place to clear your heading. OTOH, if you have several headings of
varying length, you'll want the indents to be uniform. You can either use an
indent wide enough to clear the longest one, or you can use a minimal indent
that will run under all the headings. To easily create a hanging indent to
the first tab stop (0.5" unless you have custom tab stops set), press
Ctrl+T. Each time you press Ctrl+T, the indent increases by another half
inch. Ctrl+Shift+T reverses the process.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"garfield-n-odie" wrote in message
...
In Word it's called a hanging indent. You set it from Format |
Paragraph | Indents and Spacing tab | Special: Hanging.


Leslianne wrote:

I'm trying to type a document that contains material that looks like

this:

Leader: Now repeat after me. Now repeat after me. Now repeat Now

repeat after
me. Now repeat after me. Now repeat Now repeat after

me. Now repeat
after me. Now repeat .

I have no idea what to call this. On the first line there is a header

for the content to follow and the content is indented. In WordPerfect I
can just press F7 and the second part of the material automatically
indents. In Word the entire line moves! (YAUZA!)

Can I do this without having to resort to inserting colums in the

middle of the document?

Thanks!




  #5  
Old June 11th, 2004, 04:25 AM
garfield-n-odie
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Hi, Leslianne. I suggested that you use the menu commands to set the
indent, instead of someone else's suggestion to use the ruler bar,
because I figured you would end up with what you've got now if you tried
to use the ruler bar.

Okay, let's fix this. Double-click on the indented paragraph to select
it. Look at the horizontal ruler about 1.5" or 2" down from the top of
your screen. The top half of the ruler has a downward-pointing gray
triangle, and the bottom half of the ruler bar has an upward-pointing
gray triangle sitting on a gray square.
1. Drag the top triangle back to the left margin.
2. Drag the bottom triangle to the place where you want the hanging
indent to be. Make sure your cursor is on the upward-pointing triangle
when you drag. Don't drag the square (but the square will move with the
upward-pointing triangle).
3. In the white space on the bottom half of the ruler bar (just below
the ruler marks), left click once where you want the first-line tab to
be. The tab mark will appear as a black L on the ruler bar. If you
don't get the tab exactly where you want it at first, it's okay, you can
drag the tab mark around just like the triangles.
4. If you did what I'm thinking, the ruler bar should show the
downward-pointing triangle at the left margin, a black tab mark some
distance to the right of the left margin, and the
upward-pointing-triangle-sitting-on-square some distance to the right of
the tab mark.
5. In your example text below, you would type the x's, then hit the tab
key, then start typing s's.

Does it look okay now?


Leslianne wrote:

I just tried to do what you said. If you just do a Hanging indent, the second line of the test indents 1/2 inch under the first, looking like this:

xxxxxxxxxx ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssss
ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssss
ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssssssss

I want the text to look like this:

xxxxxxxxxx ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss
ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss
ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss
ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssss


When I specfied an amount (first at .5 then at 1.0) for the hanging indent, everything on the first line moved over so that the text looked like this:

xxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxx

When I just drag the hanging indent marker, the whole line jumps again.

Now what?

LB

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:


You can also create a hanging indent by dragging the Hanging Indent marker
on the horizontal ruler (see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/UsingRulers.htm). In this case, that
would be the way to go because you can see when you have the indent at the
right place to clear your heading. OTOH, if you have several headings of
varying length, you'll want the indents to be uniform. You can either use an
indent wide enough to clear the longest one, or you can use a minimal indent
that will run under all the headings. To easily create a hanging indent to
the first tab stop (0.5" unless you have custom tab stops set), press
Ctrl+T. Each time you press Ctrl+T, the indent increases by another half
inch. Ctrl+Shift+T reverses the process.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"garfield-n-odie" wrote in message
...

In Word it's called a hanging indent. You set it from Format |
Paragraph | Indents and Spacing tab | Special: Hanging.


Leslianne wrote:


I'm trying to type a document that contains material that looks like


this:

Leader: Now repeat after me. Now repeat after me. Now repeat Now


repeat after

me. Now repeat after me. Now repeat Now repeat after


me. Now repeat

after me. Now repeat .

I have no idea what to call this. On the first line there is a header


for the content to follow and the content is indented. In WordPerfect I
can just press F7 and the second part of the material automatically
indents. In Word the entire line moves! (YAUZA!)

Can I do this without having to resort to inserting colums in the


middle of the document?

Thanks!



  #6  
Old June 11th, 2004, 05:55 AM
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default Indenting

Hi, Leslianne,

If you want a graphic illustration of what g-n-o is describing, you can look
at the referenced article at
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/UsingRulers.htm

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"garfield-n-odie" wrote in message
...
Hi, Leslianne. I suggested that you use the menu commands to set the
indent, instead of someone else's suggestion to use the ruler bar,
because I figured you would end up with what you've got now if you tried
to use the ruler bar.

Okay, let's fix this. Double-click on the indented paragraph to select
it. Look at the horizontal ruler about 1.5" or 2" down from the top of
your screen. The top half of the ruler has a downward-pointing gray
triangle, and the bottom half of the ruler bar has an upward-pointing
gray triangle sitting on a gray square.
1. Drag the top triangle back to the left margin.
2. Drag the bottom triangle to the place where you want the hanging
indent to be. Make sure your cursor is on the upward-pointing triangle
when you drag. Don't drag the square (but the square will move with the
upward-pointing triangle).
3. In the white space on the bottom half of the ruler bar (just below
the ruler marks), left click once where you want the first-line tab to
be. The tab mark will appear as a black L on the ruler bar. If you
don't get the tab exactly where you want it at first, it's okay, you can
drag the tab mark around just like the triangles.
4. If you did what I'm thinking, the ruler bar should show the
downward-pointing triangle at the left margin, a black tab mark some
distance to the right of the left margin, and the
upward-pointing-triangle-sitting-on-square some distance to the right of
the tab mark.
5. In your example text below, you would type the x's, then hit the tab
key, then start typing s's.

Does it look okay now?


Leslianne wrote:

I just tried to do what you said. If you just do a Hanging indent, the

second line of the test indents 1/2 inch under the first, looking like this:

xxxxxxxxxx ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssss
ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssssssssssssss
ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssssssssssssss

I want the text to look like this:

xxxxxxxxxx ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss

ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss

ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss sssss

ssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss ssss


When I specfied an amount (first at .5 then at 1.0) for the hanging

indent, everything on the first line moved over so that the text looked like
this:

xxxxx

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxx

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxx

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxx

When I just drag the hanging indent marker, the whole line jumps again.

Now what?

LB

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:


You can also create a hanging indent by dragging the Hanging Indent

marker
on the horizontal ruler (see
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/formatting/UsingRulers.htm). In this case,

that
would be the way to go because you can see when you have the indent at

the
right place to clear your heading. OTOH, if you have several headings of
varying length, you'll want the indents to be uniform. You can either

use an
indent wide enough to clear the longest one, or you can use a minimal

indent
that will run under all the headings. To easily create a hanging indent

to
the first tab stop (0.5" unless you have custom tab stops set), press
Ctrl+T. Each time you press Ctrl+T, the indent increases by another half
inch. Ctrl+Shift+T reverses the process.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"garfield-n-odie" wrote in message
...

In Word it's called a hanging indent. You set it from Format |
Paragraph | Indents and Spacing tab | Special: Hanging.


Leslianne wrote:


I'm trying to type a document that contains material that looks like

this:

Leader: Now repeat after me. Now repeat after me. Now repeat Now

repeat after

me. Now repeat after me. Now repeat Now repeat

after

me. Now repeat

after me. Now repeat .

I have no idea what to call this. On the first line there is a header

for the content to follow and the content is indented. In WordPerfect

I
can just press F7 and the second part of the material automatically
indents. In Word the entire line moves! (YAUZA!)

Can I do this without having to resort to inserting colums in the

middle of the document?

Thanks!




 




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