How to indent or indent the first line of each paragraph in Word

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Word has been around since 1983 and has become very popular with Microsoft users ever since. Today practically everyone has access to this useful tool. It is a program commonly used to create, edit, view and share text files.

Because of his high popularity and demand, Microsoft decided to create a group of programs to facilitate office work in the late 1990s. This is known as Office and hence Word.

What is Word and how does it work?



Microsoft Word, as mentioned above, is a computer program intended for word processing. Therefore, its main functionality is create text documents. These, for any purpose, be they academic, professional or for simple creativity.

In turn, Word has a large suite of tools to optimize the experience. Both for creating and editing documents. It also allows you to do basic things like change the default font or typeface in a document, change its size, change its color, add indents, titles, etc.

In addition, you can create or create tables in Word and add graphics. Although it is a program mainly designed to create text files, it is also possible to add multimedia contents such as images, videos or sounds.

Another of the many benefits of Word is that allows you to change the document format and print it professionally. It also automates some tasks like correcting spelling and grammar errors.

The word is divided into at least three parts. The upper one, where you will find a toolbar with which you can edit and add content to your document.

The central part which is the area to be written. And the bottom, where you can see another bar indicating the number of pages, words and language you are writing in which affects how the document will be corrected automatically, and the option to zoom in and choose the mode in which to view the document.



For this and other reasons Microsoft Word has become the most influential software in this field, powerful and the undisputed leader in word processing applications. Therefore, if you haven't tried it yet, it's time to download Word.

How to indent or indent first line of each paragraph in Word?

You can already get an idea of ​​how this application works. It's easy to use, so performing tasks like putting or removing an indent is something that will be straightforward and uncomplicated.

Some tools may vary depending on the version you are using. Therefore, if you have of the latest update of 2019 , you have to follow these steps.

Step 1

You have to go to the tab "Home" and in the section "Styles", right-click "Normal" and choose the option "Edit".

Step 2

Select "Format" and then press "Paragraph". You will see a tab called “Indentazione” and space. At this point you have to click on "Come back in" and select "First line". Awards "Accept" followed by "Accept again" And that's it.


In case your version of Word is from 2010 or 2013, the process is just as simple.

Step 1

First you need to go up "Start" and press a small arrow pointing down into the section "Paragraph". The board "Return and space" it will open automatically .


Step 2

In the "Come back in" there is an option called "Special", click on it and choose "First line". Then choose the size of the indent or the space of this. And when you're done, press "Accept".

In addition to these options, Word has many more. If you want to know more about these tools, you just have to read this other article on how to put, write or combine Roman and Arabic numerals in Word.

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