How do I create a "hanging indent"?

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Properly formatted citations on an MLA Works Cited page or an APA References page will all have what's called a "hanging indent" where lines following the first line of each entry are indented. Word processing programs like Microsoft Word and Google Docs will all do this formatting for you--to avoid frustration do not attempt to do it manually with the space bar!

How to create a hanging indent in Microsoft Word

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  • Last Updated Nov 30, 2023
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  • Answered By Kate Gronemyer

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