I understand how to create a hanging indent in ordinary text, using the 'Before Text' and 'First Line' fields, in the 'Indents & Spacing' tab of the Paragraph formatting dialog box. Dr cleaner quits unexpectedly mac.
Open the document, select the paragraph you want to format as a hanging indent, then go to the Home tab. In the Paragraph group, select the dialog box launcher. In the Paragraph dialog box, select the Indents and Spacing tab. How to Indent on Google Sheets on PC or Mac. This wikiHow teaches you how to indent cells in Google Sheets. You can use the Custom Format option to add spaces to cells in Google Sheets. You can also add a script that allows you to indent.
However, the same procedure does not allow you to create a hanging indent in footnotes.
I am trying to create a footnote style that looks something like a dictionary entry, for indicating glosses in a medieval text. It needs to have a hanging indent:
I've gotten rid of the footnote indicator by setting the font to white (if there's a better way of doing this, I'd love to know that as well).
By default, LibreOffice seems to put a tab between the footnote number and the footnote text, in such a way that there is a straight left text margin with the number isolated at the left:
If I set different values for 'Before Text' and 'First Line' indents, the first line affects only the footnote number, and the tab stop is reset so that the first text line is even with the hanging indent.
I can delete this tab stop, but if I do, it immediately also deletes any hanging indent I've set, so that the result looks like this:
If I go back and re-set the hanging indent..it also re-sets the tab stop, so that I'm back in the situation above. I haven't been able to find any way to get to where I want to be (the first example above).
I'm using LibreOffice 22.214.171.124 on Mac OS X, if it makes a difference. If you want to see an example of the formatting I'm trying to achieve, you can preview one of the previous books in this series on Amazon here:
To see the formatting, click on the 'Print Book' tab at the top, then 'First Pages' in the left-hand menu. This was formatted on Microsoft Word, where the effect is fairly easy to achieve. I'm trying to move my workflow over to LibreOffice, but it needs to match the formatting of the previous volumes in the series. Any help will be appreciated.
Thanks for the suggestions so far, but neither of them really seem practical. There will be hundreds of footnotes in the text, many of them multi-line notes, and I don't see a solution that requires a complicated process for creating a footnote as practical. And in the current house style, as shown in the published example, the first line of each note is fill-justified, which means any solution that involves adding a manual line break won't do it.
The margins you specify in Word 2008 for Mac pertain to the entire document. But, sometimes, you want certain paragraphs to have margins — indents — that are different from the rest of the document. You can use the Paragraph dialog or Word’s horizontal rulers to set indents.
Specify indents for selected text with the indent markers in the horizontal ruler:
The left indent marker: Drag this marker to specify where the left edge of the paragraph(s) should appear.
The first line indent marker: Drag this marker to specify where the first line of the selected paragraph(s) should appear. If it’s set to the right of the left indent marker, you get a standard indent, as you’d see at the start of a paragraph; if it’s set to the left of the left indent marker, you get a hanging indent, with the first line of the paragraph extending into the left margin and all subsequent lines in the paragraph lined up with the left indent marker.
The right indent marker: Drag this marker to specify where the right edge of the paragraph(s) should appear.
The best way to learn to use these markers is to select some text in your document and drag each one around while watching its effect on the selected text.
Indent markers can be tricky to drag. Sometimes, you’ll accidentally click the left indent marker when you want to move the first line indent marker and vice versa. And, sometimes, you’ll accidentally drag the margin indicator (the blue areas at the left and right ends of the ruler) instead of an indent marker. You need to watch carefully whenever you move markers in the ruler to ensure that you’re getting the results you expected.
If you don’t want to mess with the indent markers, then choose Format→Paragraph. In the Paragraph dialog, click the Indents and Spacing tab and then change the values for the left and right indents.