Styles and hanging indents in Word 2010


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Steve Hayes

For the first time I'm trying to create a new document in Word 2010 (rather
than just editing documents created in Word 97.

I want to create a style called Bibliography, with a hanging indent -- but how
do I create a hanging indent? How do I create a new style?

Help offers me a thing on how to create bulleted lists.

I suppose I could save the document as the old version, create the style in
Word 97, a nd continue working from there.

I see a lot of stuff in Word 2010 that I can't imagine ever wanting to use
like "intense" this or that, but the basic stuff like indents and block quotes
doesn't seem to be there.
 
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Stefan Blom

There are several ways to create a style in Word 2010. For example, if you
first display the Styles pane (Ctrl+Alt+Shift+S), you can then click the New
Style button. In the dialog box, type in a name and choose a style type.
Define the characteristics of the style. When you are done, click OK.

If you want to create a *paragraph* style, a quicker approach is to use the
Apply Styles pane (Ctrl+Shift+S), in which you can type in a style name and
click the New button. (The button only displays if you have typed in a
non-existing style name; otherwise it says Apply. Also note the Modify
button which is useful whenever you want to modify a style.)

Specifically, to create a hanging indent for a style: In the Modify Style
dialog box, click Format, and then click Paragraph. On the Indents and
Spacing tab, choose "Hanging" for "Special," and type in the desired value.

-- 
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP




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"Steve Hayes" wrote in message

For the first time I'm trying to create a new document in Word 2010 (rather
than just editing documents created in Word 97.

I want to create a style called Bibliography, with a hanging indent -- but
how
do I create a hanging indent? How do I create a new style?

Help offers me a thing on how to create bulleted lists.

I suppose I could save the document as the old version, create the style in
Word 97, a nd continue working from there.

I see a lot of stuff in Word 2010 that I can't imagine ever wanting to use
like "intense" this or that, but the basic stuff like indents and block
quotes
doesn't seem to be there.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

FWIW, the quickest way to add a hanging (or any other) indent is still just
to drag the indent marker on the horizontal ruler. After you've got the
formatting the way you want, you can create a style based on that formatting
without having to jump through the hoops of all the Format... dialogs.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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Steve Hayes

FWIW, the quickest way to add a hanging (or any other) indent is still just
to drag the indent marker on the horizontal ruler. After you've got the
formatting the way you want, you can create a style based on that formatting
without having to jump through the hoops of all the Format... dialogs.

Thanks very much both.

Actually I don't mind the "format" dialogues, it's just that they are well
hidden in Word 2010!

And when I tried to create a "Bibliography" style it told me there already was
one, but I could not find it, because all it showed were lots of "intense" and
"subtle" emphasis ones, whatever they are.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

At least when you tell Word 2010 to display "All styles," it actually shows
you *all* styles (unlike Word 2003, which shows you all the styles it thinks
you have any business fooling with <g>).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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Stefan Blom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message news:[email protected]
FWIW, the quickest way to add a hanging (or any other) indent is still
just to drag the indent marker on the horizontal ruler.



I find it difficult to get the exact values that I want when doing it that
way. Maybe I just need more practice. :)
 
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Stefan Blom

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message news:[email protected]
At least when you tell Word 2010 to display "All styles," it actually
shows you *all* styles (unlike Word 2003, which shows you all the styles
it thinks you have any business fooling with <g>).


<g>

-- 
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

The ruler is definitely U.S. biased, with detents based on fractions of an
inch, which does make it more problematic to set indents in cm. But if you
press Alt while dragging, you can see the exact measurements you're setting
(and override the detents).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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Stefan Blom

I'm well aware of the Alt + drag approach, but it doesn't seem to work
properly in Word 2010. :-( I don't know if there is some new option that I
am overlooking.

-- 
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP




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"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
The ruler is definitely U.S. biased, with detents based on fractions of an
inch, which does make it more problematic to set indents in cm. But if you
press Alt while dragging, you can see the exact measurements you're setting
(and override the detents).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

It actually seems to work better for me in Word 2010 than in Word 2003,
where I got that "cover the screen with a black mesh" effect that requires
you to PageDown, PageUp to clear it.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
http://word.mvps.org
 

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