To access the "Indentation Options" menu:
- Go to Format.
- Select Align & indent.
- Choose Indentation options.
Under "Special Indent":
- Choose Hanging.
- Set how much you wish to indent. (The standard indent is 0.5 inches.)
Now, your default paragraph in Google Docs will utilize a hanging indent, as opposed to a traditional one or no indent.
To change back to no indent
If you no longer need to use a hanging indent in a Google Doc, you'll simply go back to Indentation options, change "Hanging" to "None", and select Apply.