Formatting paragraphs and quotes

This user guide can be used to format paragraphs and quotes in the Preliminaries, Body and Addenda


1. Click Styles on the Dashboard


2. A new window opens up


3. Select the Style you would like to edit by clicking on the title


4. A new window opens up and shows several Style tabs. Click on the Body (Preliminaries or Addenda) tab


5. A new window opens up showing all the sections collapsed


6. Open the Paragraphs & Quotes section


7. The formatting procedure is the same for paragraphs and quotes

8. To create a template for a paragraph, click on the Paragraph object and a format menu will appear


9. Use the formatting tools in the side menu to format the text (e.g., font, size, line spacing, bold, italics, underline and alignment, indentation)


10. The indentation choices are as follows:

  • Block, keeps all lines of text together
  • First line: this only indents the first line of text
  • Hanging: this indents the second and further lines of text


11. To save your changes, click the Save Changes button on the top. Note that you cannot save changes to a Public Style. To do that you will need to click Save as new style and give it your different name




  1. To preview your formatted paragraphs, export your project using the Style you have just changed or saved
  2. To change the Style you are using for a specific project, return to the Dashboard and edit the Project Settings


See Also

  • Adding a writing object
  • Formatting headings
  • Formatting lists
  • Formatting images
  • Video Guide

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