I think the tannin is beginning to kick in.
I think you have two choices here. Let's take the easier one first.
Highlight the paragraph(s) you wish to indent.
Press Alt plus letter p to go to the Page Setup ribbon.
Type the letters i and l one after the other (that's india and lima)
This will take you into a field called "Left:" in the Paragraph section of
the Page Layout Ribbon. The measurement here will either be in inches or
millimetres depending on how your Word is set up.
I'm not sure how you can set a specific number of characters since the
majority of Windows fonts are what is called "proportional". In simple
terms, an row of 10 letter w will take up a lot more than 10 of the letter
However, if you use say a "Courier" or "Courier New" font which is a "fixed
space" font, then at Point size 10, you would get a fixed 10 characters per
inch. 12 Point = 12 characters, 14 = 14 etc., etc.. You can do the math.
Am I making sense so far, or do I need to move from Tannin to Caffeine?
From: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of
CJ &AA MAY
Sent: 30 September 2017 16:19
Subject: [access-uk] Re: formatting paragraphs in MS Word
I thought that a hanging paragraph was when the first line of a paragraph
was at the lefthand margin but all subsequent lines are indented.
Forgive me, I'm not verbalising this very well! Let's try again:
So, my text will be in double line spacing.
My first paragraph should start at the lefthand margin.
Subsequent paragraphs should be indented by five spaces.
My feeling is, rightly or wrongly, just like bullets or numbers, once you
start, everytime you press enter you get another bullet or the next number.
So, what I am wondering is that if I initially insert five spaces on the
first paragraph (even though I ultimately want this left aligned), and then
press enter for the next and all subsequent paragraphs, hopefully Word will
automatically insert all subsequent paragraphs when I press the enter key.
When I have finished, I should then be able to go back and delete the five
spaces at the beginning of paragraph 1, so it is against the left margin,
but this will still leave subsequent paragraphs indented.
So, I think that what I am wanting is to know how to set up Word so it
Is this a bit clearer?