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The default amount of "increase indentation" whenever I highlight a few lines to indent is too big for me. I would like to halve that amount.

How do you set this? I don't want to set this every time I indent.

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You have to change the default template - Normal.dotm

First open a new document and open the Paragraph to set the indentation you like.



Change the left indentation to 2"

Now save the document as Word Template (click the Office button | Save As | Word Template). Browse to:


and name the document Normal_New.dotm.

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Close Word. In Windows Explorer go to:


and rename Normal.dotm to Normal_Old.dotm (this is to keep a copy of your original template file). Select Normal_New.dotm and rename it to Normal.dotm.

Now, the default indent should be 2".

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Does it answers your question? –  Nicu Zecheru Mar 2 '10 at 19:36

It might be a setting in the style you are using - check that first.

Home Ribbon > Change Styles > Paragraph Spacing > Custom

Fool around in there and see how you go

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It's not a permanent setting. It's only for the text you're working on. –  Tony_Henrich Feb 17 '10 at 17:28

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