I would like to change the indentation for all regular text in a large document, using MS Word 2010, so that the distance to the left border is increased. Indentation for all other types of text should remain unchanged (captions, text in tables, text in a text box, etc.)
These documents will be frequently edited by several users without special training (managers), so I am trying to make this as easy as possible for them not to screw up the formating.
I have tried the following approaches:
Change the indent of the standard style.
This seems to change every other style that is based on that style, so almost everything. It also caused all text in tables etc. to be indented by default.
Changing the standard style therefore seems to be inadvisable, but perhaps I did it wrong.
Create a new style with the desired indentation, and change every caption style to use that style for the next paragraph.
But the standard style still seems to occassionally pop up in weird places, and I have to keep reapplying the custom style for random paragraphs (I am still not sure why).
Also, when someone copies text from another document, it uses the standard style without indentation. If the copied text contains custom formating such as numbering, then even manually applying the new style with the correct indentation destroys this custom formating. Users rejected this approach due to the required training and forcing them to mess around with styles.
How do I keep a consistent indent for only regular text and nothing else (ideally whithout retraining my users)?
Did I make a mistake while attempting my outlined approaches, or is there another way?
(the usage of word 2010 is dictated by corporate policy. Using another tool such as Latex is not possible)