Q. How to indent just the second lines of citations in Pages (Mac program)?


Pages does not have a preset to create what is called a “hanging indent,” which only indents the second line of text in a citation.  You can make Pages do this by changing some options in format.


To do this:


  1. Highlight the citations
  2. Open the format menu by clicking [format paintbrush] on the right hand menu
  3. Click on Layout in the menu
  4. Under indents, change first to 0.00 and left 0.5
  5. This should automatically reformat the text into a hanging indent or click the update button in the top right if it does not.

If these options are not available in your version of Pages, Google how to do a hanging indent in Pages with your version date or number to find instructions specific to your version.


If you need further help, contact a librarian.

  • Last Updated Dec 17, 2020
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  • Answered By Elizabeth Clarke

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