The Increase Indent button inserts a 0.5" (1.27cm) indent at the left edge of the text (not just the first line). Meanwhile, the Decrease Indent button accomplishes the inverse. Alternately, on the ribbon, choose to Layout > Paragraph and alter the values in the left and right indent boxes as needed.
The Increase Indent button advances the text to the right one tab stop. The Decrease Indent button shifts the text to the left one tab stop. Tab stops are placed every half inch by default. You can alter them. Increased indent means that the text is shifted out into another column.
The indentation feature is accessed by tapping the 'Increase Indent' button on the toolbar: The space between the current paragraph (the selected one or the one with the pointer) and the left page margin is increased. The left margin expands each time you click the "Increase Indent" button. You can also type an integer number of spaces into the text box on the Toolbar to set an initial indent for all future paragraphs.
To open the Paragraph dialog box, click the dialog box launcher in the Paragraph group. Click the up increment arrow on the right text box under Indentation to increase the right indent to 0.5 inch. Select the left indent option button to set the left indent to 0.5 inch.
Use the Increase Indent and Decrease Indent buttons on the Home tab (Paragraph group) to create a basic left indent. Each time you click one of those buttons, the left indent for the selected paragraph (s) is increased by 0.5. You can also use the Indent option from the Paragraph panel to create similar results.
One approach is as follows:
Continue reading for recommendations on how to adjust the first line indent size or indent the entire paragraph.
To indent text, set the cursor at the beginning of a paragraph and press the tab key on your keyboard. This adds a 0.5" (1.27cm) indent to the left margin in Microsoft Word. It also formats the content automatically such that succeeding paragraphs have a first-line indent.