Answered By: Kathryn Park Last Updated: May 13, 2015 Views: 128827
Here is how to create a block quote in Word. Once you have typed in the text you want for your block quote:
- Hit enter before the first word of the quote, and after the last word of the quote.
- Highlight the text
- Right click and select paragraph
- Under indent change left to 1".
- Thanks so much, this really helps!
- How can I get rid of the tab on my block quotation?
- 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.
- Do I need Quotation marks at the beginning and end of my quote still?
- 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. http://bit.ly/1c53Hf2
- This was super helpful and it worked. Thanks a bunch!
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