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There is no way to set a "five-space" indent, as Word does not use "spaces"
as a unit of measurement. You can set a half-inch first-line indent (or left
indent, as required) by dragging the appropriate marker on the horizontal
ruler or in the Format Paragraph dialog. Half an inch is the equivalent of
five spaces in 12-point (10-pitch) Courier New.

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The paragraph WILL NOT indent unless I space an extra line making the sapcing
greater than double or I single space the whole document and manually space
an extra line for each line of the 60 pages of material. I am not trying to
set a five space indent. I need new pargarphs indented and some will not
indent.Please help,
Jean Hannan

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

There is no way to set a "five-space" indent, as Word does not use "spaces"
as a unit of measurement. You can set a half-inch first-line indent (or left
indent, as required) by dragging the appropriate marker on the horizontal
ruler or in the Format Paragraph dialog. Half an inch is the equivalent of
five spaces in 12-point (10-pitch) Courier New.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
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Old November 17th 05, 01:46 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
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You cannot indent a "paragraph" unless it *is* a paragraph, which means that
you must insert a paragraph break (Enter). It sounds as if your "paragraphs"
may be ending in line breaks (common with text pasted from the Web). It will
be helpful to display nonprinting characters (see
http://word.mvps.org/FAQs/Formatting/NonPrintChars.htm) to help you sort
this out.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
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The paragraph WILL NOT indent unless I space an extra line making the

sapcing
greater than double or I single space the whole document and manually

space
an extra line for each line of the 60 pages of material. I am not trying

to
set a five space indent. I need new pargarphs indented and some will not
indent.Please help,
Jean Hannan

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:

There is no way to set a "five-space" indent, as Word does not use

"spaces"
as a unit of measurement. You can set a half-inch first-line indent (or

left
indent, as required) by dragging the appropriate marker on the

horizontal
ruler or in the Format Paragraph dialog. Half an inch is the equivalent

of
five spaces in 12-point (10-pitch) Courier New.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"jhannan38" wrote in message
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