I know that some of you are going to think this is basic information, but in my experience, there are legions of folks who do not know what these are or how to use them, so please humor me.
Sometimes you may need to fine tune the indents in your PowerPoint presentation. The way to do this is by adjusting the Indent markers on your Ruler. The Ruler is hidden in PowerPoint 13 by default.
Follow the steps below to show your Ruler:
- Click the View tab on your Ruler.
- In the Show group, select Ruler. The Ruler will now appear, OR you could use the shortcut Shift + Alt + F9.
Follow these steps to fine tune your indents:
Indent markers are located on the left horizontal ruler, and they provide several indenting options.
- First Line Indent – – Adjusts the first line of your paragraph
- Hanging Indent – – Adjusts every line of your paragraph except for the first line
- Left Indent – Moves both the first line indent and hanging indent markers simultaneously, which will indent all lines in your paragraph.
Follow the steps below to use your indent markers:
- Place your cursor anywhere in your paragraph where you would like an indent, or select one or more paragraphs.
- Click and drag the desired indent marker.
Very simply isn’t it?