Word – Hanging indent only on second line of paragraph

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I am using Microsoft Word 2007 and I would like to create a paragraph style where the second line only has a hanging indent. If I create a hanging indent, the whole paragraph (except the first line) is indented.

How would I do this?

I searched Google and this site and did not find an answer.

Best Answer

As Twisty notes, this can be done manually but it's ugly. Here's my slightly different approach that keeps everything in one paragraph.

  1. In the paragraph style, set a tab for the amount of indentation that you want the 2nd line to have.
  2. Position the cursor at the end of the first line, and press Shift+Enter to force a line break.
  3. Press Tab before the first word of the new line.