How To Do Hanging Indent On Google Docs

If you are using Google documents to create official documents that need to cite work or bibliography in specific citation styles, then you do need to know how to do hanging indent on Google Docs.

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Thankfully, it’s not a completely challenging thing to learn. We are going to talk about how to do hanging indent on Google docs in this guide, which should help you out. 

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How to do hanging indent on Google Docs

How To Do Hanging Indent On Google Docs

  • Step 1: Highlight all of the text in the citation you want to indent. If you are selecting multiple citation entries at once, you will want to ensure you have hit enter on each one, so they are indifferent paragraphs.
  • Step 2: Select Format in on the toolbar, then Align & indent, then Indentation Options.
  • Step 3: Once in the Indentation Options, select Hanging under the Special category.
  • Step 4: Click Apply
How to do hanging indent on Google Docs

All of your highlighted text should now be hanging indented text on your Google document. As citation is needed on a lot of official papers and documents, it’s natural that there would be an easy way to implement hanging indents on this software. You will need to highlight and follow these steps for each area that you need to indent, but it’s a simple process once you have done this a few times.

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