Skip to Main Content

How to Cite Your Sources

A guide to some of the citation styles

Creating a Hanging Indent

  1. Select the text where you want to add a hanging indent.
  2. Go to Home > Paragraph dialog launcher Button image > Indents and Spacing.
  3. Under Special, select Hanging.
  4. Click OK

Screen shot of Word showing steps 2-3 above.

  1. Select the paragraph where you want to add a hanging indent.
  2. Go to Format > Paragraph.
  3. Under Special, select Hanging.
  4. Select OK.

Selecting Hanging indent


‚ÄčOption 1:

  1. Put your cursor in the line/paragraph you want to indent 
  2. Go to Format > Align & Indent > Indentation options. Under "Special," select "Hanging."

  3. Press the blue Apply button to save your changes.

Option 2:

  1. Under View, make sure the ruler is visible. 
  2. Select the text you want to indent. You can highlight one or multiple paragraphs
  3. drag the left indent marker (the small light blue inverted triangle) to the right, stopping wherever you want your hanging indent to begin
  4. Now, drag the First Line Indent marker (the light blue rectangle) back to the left margin.