Oct 18 2023 04:35 PM
Oct 18 2023 04:35 PM
I am writing a book in Word and when I highlight block text for long quotes and try to indent them .5", the margins for surrounding text move too. I want the margins to remain in place at 1". It appears that Word interprets the surrounding text as part of the highlighted block of text and moves everything so my margins become 1.5". If I add a line before and after the highlighted block text, the margins remain in place and the highlighted text does indent .5" but then I'm stuck with blank lines before and after the highlighted quote text, which shouldn't be there and can't be submitted to a publisher without looking amateurish. If I delete the blank lines, the block of indented, highlighted text goes back to the margin. At this point, I have no idea what to do.
Oct 22 2023 02:36 PM - edited Oct 22 2023 02:40 PM
Oct 24 2023 11:25 PM
Oct 25 2023 09:54 AM - edited Oct 25 2023 09:59 AMSolution
Tab settings are paragraph formatting, not document formatting.
If you change them in one paragraph, they do NOT change elsewhere in the document. If you are inside a paragraph or at the end of a paragraph you've modified and press Enter, the change applies in the new paragraph.
Consider modifying the style applied to the paragraph instead of the paragraph.
When you modify a style, you can check the option to also have the change apply in NEW documents based on the template.
Oct 28 2023 03:15 PM
@Charles_KenyonI"m not sure if I'm doing this correctly because I see your name in my message box.
I was looking to thank you for your mention of styles. I wasn't aware of their value as i had never used them. I had assume that the tab feature was for the entire document. I will read the articles you sent me and look to learn how to use styles to set up the tab stops for indents at .5" for paragraph indents that address the full document.
Oct 31 2023 01:44 PM
Nov 01 2023 12:58 PM
For some reason, my version of Office Professional Plus 2021 got corrupted twice. As a result, the normal tab functions didn't work. Microsoft support reinstalled it but the help menus stopped working and the tab problems I listed came up. I did a Microsoft repair on my own and now everything works fine.
The articles you sent me on Styles were very helpful. I never had used styles before and usually set my titles and headings individually but now see the advantage of using styles for a global approach. Thank you.
Nov 02 2023 10:10 AM