How to indent paragraphs in a Word document—the right way

Spaces and tabs might be the quickest way to indent a paragraph in Word, but you might be sorry. Instead, use built-in indents to avoid random spaces and tabs rearranging your content unexpectedly.

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You know what people say about the right way: there are two ways; your way and my way. This is certainly true with a lot of Microsoft Word tasks. In a simple document, you can be a bit lackadaisical about how you go about things, but longer documents aren’t so forgiving. Using tabs and spaces for indents is a good example; they can have harsh repercussions that are hard to troubleshoot. In this article, I’ll show you how to use built-in indents instead.

SEE: 83 Excel tips every user should master (TechRepublic)

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