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.
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
Close Word. In Windows Explorer go to:
Now, the default indent should be 2".
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
If I understand your question correctly, this is the same issue I was just trying to figure out. Here is the solution I found:
In the "Paragraph" window (as seen above), click on the "Tabs..." button.
When the "Tabs" dialog opens, on the top-right is a box titled "Default tab stops:"
Set that to the value you want, and (after clicking "OK" and closing the dialogs) when you click the "Increase Indent" button, it will jump to where you set it.
Now you can save those settings to a default template as you want and you'll be ready to rock! (Hope that helps)