Normally, work cited or references are hanging, but I do not know how to achieve that using windows.
What is a hanging indent?
A hanging indent is when the second or following sentences in your sentence or paragraph are further from the margin than the first sentence.
3 ways to Insert a hanging indent in an essay
If the answers here are too long for you to follow, below is a video on inserting an indent in APA. All other essays follow the same pattern.
Method A: Using the ruler (the Microsoft way)
- Step 1: The first thing you need to do is select your text or the paragraph you want to indent. If its in the reference page, select the source to highlight it.
- Step 2: Click on the view tab and check the ruler check box to see the ruler.
- Drag the marker to the right as shown in the image below
Method B: Using indentation
Step 1: Highlight the citation
Step 2: Right click on your mouse and select the paragraph from the pop up
Step 3: Another pop up will appear, click on indentation and select hanging from the drop down menu
Step 4: Choose the size of the indentation on the “By menu” as shown below and click enter. Choose “0.5” as the size of the indentation because it is the standard allowed indent in your essay
Method C: The Easy way ( Shortcut)
Step 1: Place the cursor on the second sentence of the citation
Step 2: Press CTRL + T on your keyboard
When writing your essay, the instructor expects you to use the hanging indent in the second sentence of the references or sources.
Example of hanging indent in work cited
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