A word processing term.
Meaning the first line is not in line with the rest of the paragraph. It is done to make the page look more interesting.
A 'hanging indent' is where the first line is to the left of the rest. Like so:
This is a hanging indent and this is the rest of the paragraph
A normal indent is where the first line is to the right of the rest. Like so:
And this is a normal indent where the rest of the paragraph is like this.
Most word processing packages, such as Word, have indent control features.
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