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Adjust Claim Element Indentation
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Written by Laura Berwick
Updated over a week ago

This article covers the following topics:

  • Auto-Indent Claims

  • Adjusting Indentation with the Tab Key

  • Adjusting Indentation in the Toolbar

  • Adjusting Indentation in the Specification Menu

Auto-Indent Claims

  1. Select desired claim(s).

  2. Select the Auto-Indent Claims option from the Specification menu.


  3. Your claims will be indented based on their structure as determined by line-end colons and semicolons.


Adjusting Indentation with the Tab Key

  1. Place your cursor at the beginning of or select some or all of the desired claim element(s).

  2. Press the Tab key on your keyboard to increase the indentation for that element.




    Press the Tab key multiple times to continue to increase indentation.

  3. Press Shift+Tab to decrease the indentation for that element.




    Press Shift+Tab multiple times to continue to decrease indentation.

Adjusting Indentation in the Toolbar

  1. Place your cursor at the beginning of or select some or all of the desired claim element(s).


  2. Click the Increase Indent control in the Toolbar to increase the indentation for that element.




    Repeat to increase indentation further.

  3. Click the Decrease Indent control in the Toolbar to decrease the indentation for that element.




    Repeat to decrease indentation further.

Adjusting Indentation in the Specification Menu

  1. Place your cursor at the beginning of or select some or all of the desired claim element(s).


  2. Click the Increase Indent option in the Specification > Format menu to increase the indentation for that element.




    Repeat to increase indentation further.

  3. Click the Decrease Indent option in the Specification > Format menu to decrease the indentation for that element.




    Repeat to decrease indentation further.

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