How do I set hanging indents in Word?

In a hanging indent, the second and subsequent lines of a paragraph are indented more than the first line. Common uses for the hanging indent are resumes and bulleted and numbered lists.

  1. Select the paragraphs you want to change.
  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph, and then click the Indents and Spacing tab.
  3. Under Indentation, in the Preset list, click Hanging Indent.