Answered By: Elaine M. Patton Last Updated: Aug 03, 2022 Views: 13246
If you started your citations with bullet points, you first need to remove those for the hanging indents to work using these instructions.
Like Word, PowerPoint has a cluster of paragraph settings, and we can click on line spacing to open up the Line Spacing Options (which includes indentation settings).
However, we have to do something a little different than Word -- we can't just select 'hanging indent' and be done with it!
- Select "Hanging" from the middle section for Indentation, and set it at 0.5".
- Add 0.5" spacing "before text" in the middle Indentation section as well.
And voila, hanging indents on your slide!
Wait, it didn't work right.
Sometimes, (not sure why) it won't work correctly -- the whole thing will be indented together instead of creating the hang. This workaround seems to help:
- Create a new slide.
- Paste your citations onto it.
- Clear any spacing/indentation formatting they brought with them. At the very least, backspace over any gaps until they're all back to the left edge.
- Re-select, and then try the steps above to set the hanging indent.