In Word 2016 indents and tabs add structure to documents. Use the MS Word indent ruler and tabs to help make documents clearer.
Indenting text adds structure to your document by allowing you to separate information. Whether you'd like to move a single line or an entire paragraph, you can use the tab selector and the horizontal ruler to set tabs and indents.
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Watch the video below to learn more about how to use indents and tabs in Word.
In many types of documents, you may want to indent only the first line of each paragraph. This helps to visually separate paragraphs from one another.
It's also possible to indent every line except for the first line, which is known as a hanging indent.
A quick way to indent is to use the Tab key. This will create a first-line indent of 1/2 inch.
If you can't see the Ruler, select the View tab, then click the check box next to the Ruler.