I have moved & reset all kinds of stuff on this computer!! I can get the left side flush but I cannot get the right side flush!! I am trying to do a long quote per APA style & I can't. I really need help.As you can tell I am not a computer whizz so please explain step by step. Thank you! I am loosing it here.
OK, I understand what you need. I'm assuming you are using Microsoft Word. What you want to do is to format a paragraph. A paragraph is any text that you specify by selecting it. First "select" the text (in this case the quote) by placing the cursor at the first letter of the quote, left clicking your mouse and hold the click and drag the mouse to the end of the quote you want in the block form. Next click on "Format" on the top menu bar. From the dropdown menu that appears you click on "Paragraph". Another window opens up. There are two tabs at the top. You want to click on the "Indents and Spacing" folder tab at the top of the window that opens although it will probably already be the window that is displayed since it is usually the default window for that. The first heading you will see is "Alignment". Click on the dropdown box and click on "Justified". Now, the next heading as you move down that window says: "Indentation". You will see a Left: and a Right: with arrows pointing up and down. You select from those, the inches you want the selected text to be from your left and right margins of your page setup. They will be in tenths of an inch, so you will have to figure out what the measurement of 5 spaces will be. My guess is that 1/2 inch or .05 inches will be what you want. Set your indentations. I am assuming that your Spacing which is the next section of this window is going to be single spacing because that is the default. When you have done all this, click the "OK" button at the bottom of this window. The window closes and your quote should be now be justified and indented from the left and right sides as you wanted.
Last edit by Daytonite on Sep 14, '05