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RADSC 110: Patient Care in Radiologic Sciences

Debra Majetic

Citing Your Sources

How to Create a Hanging Indent

The sources on your references page should be listed in alphabetical order and should have a hanging indent, which means that each line of a citation after the first should be indented 5 spaces. To create a hanging indent in Microsoft Word, just highlight the citation and click on the down arrow next to the word Paragraph in the toolbar.

Sample word screen showing location of the down arrow next to the word paragraph in the toolbar


When the Paragraph window opens, go down to the Special selector and choose hanging.


Sample Word screen showing location of Paragraph window with Hanging indent box highlighted


Click OK and you are all set! You can also do this to all of your citations at once.