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CSS Text-indent Property

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CSS text-indent Property


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Definition

The text-indent indents the first line of text in an element.

Inherited: Yes

Note: Negative values are allowed. The first line will be indented to the left if the value is negative.


JavaScript Syntax

CSS properties can also be dynamically changed with a JavaScript.

Scripting Syntax: object.style.textIndent="50px"

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can find more details about the textIndent property.

In our HTML DOM tutorial you can also find a full Style Object Reference.


Examples

p

text-indent: 20px
}

p

text-indent: -12px 
}  

Possible Values

Value Description
length Defines a fixed indentation.

Default value: 0

% Defines an indentation in % of the width of the parent element 



Try-It-Yourself Demos

Indent text
This example demonstrates how to indent the first line of a paragraph.


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