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Old July 21st 06, 12:01 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Deni
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Default how do you indent a direct quote?

Hi, I am writting an essay and am not very good on computers, I need to
"indent" a direct quote and have no idea how to go about dong this! any help
would be very much appreicated thank you

Deni
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Old July 21st 06, 12:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
ChrisM
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Default how do you indent a direct quote?

There might be a 'clever' way of doing this, but if it was me, I'd just
select the block of text I wanted to indent, and drag the 'Left Indent'
markers on the Ruler at the top of the screen in a little bit.
(Word2000)

Cheers,

Chris.

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Hi, I am writting an essay and am not very good on computers, I need to
"indent" a direct quote and have no idea how to go about dong this! any
help
would be very much appreicated thank you

Deni



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Old July 21st 06, 12:22 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Stefan Blom
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Default how do you indent a direct quote?

Another method is to use the Paragraph dialog box (which makes it
easier to set an exact value): On the Format menu, click Paragraph.
Click the Indents and Spacing tab. At "Indentation," specify the
desired value for "Left."

For long documents, applying a style with the appropriately defined
indentation is the best approach. See:

Tips for understanding Microsoft Word styles
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/styl...sOnStyles.html

How to apply a style in Microsoft Word
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/styles/ApplyAStyle.html

How to modify styles in Microsoft Word
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/styl...ifyAStyle.html

Creating a Template The Basics (Part I)
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customizat...platePart1.htm

Creating a Template (Part II)
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customizat...platePart2.htm

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"ChrisM" wrote in message
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There might be a 'clever' way of doing this, but if it was me, I'd

just
select the block of text I wanted to indent, and drag the 'Left

Indent'
markers on the Ruler at the top of the screen in a little bit.
(Word2000)

Cheers,

Chris.

"Deni" wrote in message
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Hi, I am writting an essay and am not very good on computers, I

need to
"indent" a direct quote and have no idea how to go about dong

this! any
help
would be very much appreicated thank you

Deni









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Old July 21st 06, 03:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
CyberTaz
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Default how do you indent a direct quote?

Just adding to what Stefan suggested, you may also want to apply a Right
Indent as well to attain what would be called an "Inset Quote" - has a nice
effect

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"Stefan Blom" wrote in message
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Another method is to use the Paragraph dialog box (which makes it
easier to set an exact value): On the Format menu, click Paragraph.
Click the Indents and Spacing tab. At "Indentation," specify the
desired value for "Left."

For long documents, applying a style with the appropriately defined
indentation is the best approach. See:

Tips for understanding Microsoft Word styles
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/styl...sOnStyles.html

How to apply a style in Microsoft Word
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/styles/ApplyAStyle.html

How to modify styles in Microsoft Word
http://www.shaunakelly.com/word/styl...ifyAStyle.html

Creating a Template - The Basics (Part I)
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customizat...platePart1.htm

Creating a Template (Part II)
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customizat...platePart2.htm

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"ChrisM" wrote in message
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There might be a 'clever' way of doing this, but if it was me, I'd

just
select the block of text I wanted to indent, and drag the 'Left

Indent'
markers on the Ruler at the top of the screen in a little bit.
(Word2000)

Cheers,

Chris.

"Deni" wrote in message
...
Hi, I am writting an essay and am not very good on computers, I

need to
"indent" a direct quote and have no idea how to go about dong

this! any
help
would be very much appreicated thank you

Deni











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Old July 21st 06, 04:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Charles Kenyon
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Default how do you indent a direct quote?

I use a paragraph style. I use body text for my basic style so I based the
quotation style on it. It is indented left and right, has single line
spacing, and is a smaller font size than body text. The setting for
following paragraph is body text, but could be the quotation style. I tend
to just type the quotations and then select the paragarphs and apply the
style.

If you are writing anything important where you may be making changes in
your formatting, you want to use styles rather than direct formatting. That
way you can change the look of all of your quotations (or headings or body
text) at once. http://addbalance.com/usersguide/styles.htm
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help
would be very much appreicated thank you

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Old July 21st 06, 04:09 PM posted to microsoft.public.word.newusers
Suzanne S. Barnhill
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Default how do you indent a direct quote?

Apply the built-in Block Text style, which has left and right indents built
in. You may find that these indents are excessive. If so, change them using
the ruler or the Format | Paragraph dialog, then update the style to match
the formatting.

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