In Word 2000 indents add structure to documents. Use the indent ruler and tabs to help make documents clearer.
The indent feature sets temporary left and right margins for paragraph text. It can also be used to set a first-line indent for paragraphs.
This is the most convenient way of setting a left indent. Clicking the Increase Indent button once indents text to a default 0.5".
Remember, there is a difference between indents and tabs. If you set a tab, only one line of text is indented. If you click one of the indent buttons or set an indent in the Paragraph dialog box, all of the text you type afterward will be indented.