Indenting Paragraphs

From LibreOffice Help
Jump to: navigation, search
Note.png To change the measurement units, choose LibreOffice - PreferencesTools - Options - LibreOffice Writer - General, and then select a new measurement unit in the Settings area.

You can change the indents for the current paragraph, or for all selected paragraphs, or for a Paragraph Style.

Tip.png You can also set indents using the ruler. To display the ruler, choose View - Ruler.
  • Choose Format - Paragraph - Indents & Spacing to change the indents for the current paragraph or for all selected paragraphs. You can also set indents using the ruler.
  • Right-click a paragraph and choose Edit Paragraph Style - Indents & Spacing to change the indents for all paragraphs that have the same Paragraph Style.

Indents are calculated with respect to the left and right page margins. If you want the paragraph to extend into the page margin, enter a negative number.

The indents are different regarding the writing direction. For example, look at the Before text indent value in left-to-right languages. The left edge of the paragraph is indented with respect to the left page margin. In right-to-left languages, the right edge of the paragraph is indented with respect to the right page margin.

For a hanging indent, enter a positive value for Before text and a negative value for First line.

Related Topics

Format - Paragraph - Indents & Spacing

Using Rulers

Templates and Styles