style question, indent first line, but not first paragraph



In engineering books published by Wiley, in a consecutive series of
paragraphs, the first line of every paragraph is indented except for
the first paragraph.

I have been using a different style for first paragraph, but can this
be done with one style?


Brian Murphy


Not that I know of - any given style can have only one set of

What you can do is create "style a" for the first para & "style b" for the
others. Set "b" as the Style for Following Paragraph in the definitions of
both "a" & "b". When you apply "a" , type the para & press Enter each
successive para will have "b" automatically applied until you again apply
"a" or change to something else.

Suzanne S. Barnhill

That's the way I do it. I have Body Text as the following style for all
left-aligned headings, and Body Text First Indent as the following style for
Body Text.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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