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Hanging Indents - Microsoft Word
In word processing, a hanging indent is a paragraph that has all lines but the first indented. The first line meets the left margin and the succeeding lines are indented at a fixed distance from the left margin.  A hanging indent is also known as a hanging paragraph.
Hanging indents are commonly used when writing MLA citations.

An example of what a hanging indent looks like:

Author Last Name, First (if available). "Article Title." Title of Newspaper [City, if
     needed]. Publishing date, edition (if given, abbreviate ed), section letter or number:
     page. (if more than one page, add plus (+) sign. Print.

 

To format your document with hanging indents:

1. Open a Word document.
 

2. From the menu bar click on Format -- Paragraph.
 
 
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3. In the Paragraph window, be sure the Indents and Spacing tab is selected.
    Under the Indentation category, click the button under Special: and click Hanging at the bottom of the list. Click the OK button.

 
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