Numbering - Left indent and hanging indent separate

Numbering - Left indent and hanging indent separate

Post by bGltZWRyYW » Thu, 17 Dec 2009 03:16:01


I am trying to format a bibliography in which I would like each citation to
be numbered. I can't figure out how to separate the left indent and ***
indent. Is this at all possible in Word 2007?
For example, I would like the left indent to stay tight with the number, but
retain the 0.5" *** indent. I've looked both in paragraph and number
formatting and can't get it to work. Thank you.
 
 
 

Numbering - Left indent and hanging indent separate

Post by Stefan Blo » Thu, 17 Dec 2009 03:29:25


You can align the paragraph numbers to the right.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP

 
 
 

Numbering - Left indent and hanging indent separate

Post by Stefan Blo » Thu, 17 Dec 2009 04:23:45

Don't forget to adjust the "Aligned at" value (you may have to experiment to
get the look that you want).

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
 
 
 

Numbering - Left indent and hanging indent separate

Post by bGltZWRyYW » Thu, 17 Dec 2009 04:57:01

I tried that, but that doesn't seem to work with *** paragraph style. If
I use the *** format option, then the whole numbered paragraph moves away
from the number, even when I've set the number to align right. Normally
hanging doesn't align the first line, but this happens automatically with
Numbering, and I can't figure out how get these two things to work correctly
when Numbering is in use.
 
 
 

Numbering - Left indent and hanging indent separate

Post by Stefan Blo » Thu, 17 Dec 2009 05:08:11

You are using auto numbering, I suppose? In the multilevel list dialog box,
specify a value for "Aligned at" that is slightly smaller than the 0.5" that
you are using for "Text indent at." Note that you cannot use zero for
"Aligned at," as that will put the number in the left margin.

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
 
 
 

Numbering - Left indent and hanging indent separate

Post by Suzanne S. » Thu, 17 Dec 2009 05:27:23

If you don't want a tab character after your number, you can follow it with
a space (or nothing) instead. Otherwise, the "Text position" (where the text
after the number starts) and "Indent at" are usually the same but don't have
to be. Experiment with all three settings to get the result you want.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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Numbering - Left indent and hanging indent separate

Post by bGltZWRyYW » Thu, 17 Dec 2009 07:37:03

Thanks Stefan and Suzanne! I finally got the formatting to work well. The tab
character was the primary cause, so once I changed that, it was much easier
to adjust! : )
 
 
 

Numbering - Left indent and hanging indent separate

Post by Stefan Blo » Fri, 18 Dec 2009 04:15:47

I'm glad you got it sorted. As you have noticed, the options involved aren't
completely transparent; a certain amount of trial and error may be required.
:-)

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Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP