Answered By: Kathryn Park
Last Updated: Dec 09, 2015     Views: 178437

Here is how to create a block quote in Word. Once you have typed in the text you want for your block quote:

  1. Hit enter before the first word of the quote, and after the last word of the quote.
  2. Highlight the text
  3. Right click and select paragraph
  4. Under indent change left to 1".

Comments (7)

  1. Thanks so much, this really helps!
    by Kim on Apr 23, 2014.
  2. How can I get rid of the tab on my block quotation?
    by Michael Thompson on Jun 29, 2014.
  3. If you just created the block quote, you can hit the "Undo" button. It's the blue arrow at the very top of the tabs on the left.

    If that isn't available, highlight the paragraph you want to "unblock" and right-click. Select the Paragraph menu from the list of options.

    Under the Indentation area, change the number in the Left: box to 0". The Special menu should say none.

    Essentially, you are just reversing the steps listed in the first question.

    If you just want the first line to be indented, put your cursor in front of the first word and hit the tab key.
    by Erin McDaniel on Jun 30, 2014.
  4. Do I need Quotation marks at the beginning and end of my quote still?
    by Ally T on Jan 19, 2015.
  5. Hi Ally-You do not need quotation marks when creating a block quotation. Go to Purdue Owl's MLA Guide here and look for the Long Quote section.
    by Erin McDaniel on Jan 20, 2015.
  6. This was super helpful and it worked. Thanks a bunch!
    by Desimay ormein on May 14, 2015.
  7. Thank you so much. This was super-super helpful
    by Uzoma on Jan 19, 2016.

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