Q. APA Question: How do I create a hanging indent for my References page?


To create a hanging indent:

  • Go to References page of your paper.
  • Click to expand Paragraph box.
  • Under Indentation - Special select Hanging.
    • It will default to 0.5" which is standard for APA style.
  • Click OK.


  • Last Updated Feb 11, 2019
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  1. Thank you!
    by Liz on Mar 28, 2016.
  2. Very helpful!
    by Hao on Jan 24, 2019.
  3. Thanks so much very helpful! :) I didn't find it right away but on Microsoft docs, right clicking will show the option for 'paragraph' if anyone else was a little lost like me!
    by Stephanie A on May 02, 2019.

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