Setting margins withing a style


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Bert Coules

Sorry to be asking such a basic question but I can't seem to find the answer
elsewhere.

I'm preparing a long manuscript with a number of separate paragraphs which
have to appear in a different font to the main text and also with wider
margins: say two inches left and right rather than one.

I'm assuming that the best way to arrange this is to set up a style for
these paragraphs. I've marked one as a block and specified the font, but if
I then go to page setup and alter the margins, they're changed for the whole
document not just the marked section.

What am I doing wrong? Is changing the margins not the best way to achieve
the double-indented look I'm after?

Many thanks.
 
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Bert Coules

Inevitably, as soon as I post the query I find the answer. Mark the
paragraph, go to Format/Paragraph and set the indents there.

Apologies.
 
S

Stefan Blom

If you are using a specific style, you can modify the style itself. That
way, you get the appropriate indent each time you apply the style.
 
B

Bert Coules

Thanks for that, but in fact I'm using a style created from an existing
paragraph. I seem to have cracked it now.
 
S

Stefan Blom

That is good news. :)

Your reference to Format | Paragraph made me think you added the formatting
directly to text.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

You change margins for a document or section, indents for individual
paragraphs. In the Paragraph dialog, add left and right indents. You can
start with the Block Text style and change the indents to suit.

"Bert Coules" wrote in message

Sorry to be asking such a basic question but I can't seem to find the answer
elsewhere.

I'm preparing a long manuscript with a number of separate paragraphs which
have to appear in a different font to the main text and also with wider
margins: say two inches left and right rather than one.

I'm assuming that the best way to arrange this is to set up a style for
these paragraphs. I've marked one as a block and specified the font, but if
I then go to page setup and alter the margins, they're changed for the whole
document not just the marked section.

What am I doing wrong? Is changing the margins not the best way to achieve
the double-indented look I'm after?

Many thanks.
 

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