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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.

Paragraph

Identation

Change the left indentation to 2"

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

C:\Users\answertips\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

and name the document Normal_New.dotm.

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Close Word. In Windows Explorer go to:

C:\Users\answertips\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Templates

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
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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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