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I need to create a Google Drive Presentation, based on a corporate theme. For some reason, there's a hanging indent, which means that a multi-line paragraph looks like this:

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I don't see any ruler like in the text editor. How can I remove the hanging indent?

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If you position the cursor at the beginning of that line, like so cursor

and press ← Backspace once, the hanging lines will all align with the first line, like this: enter image description here

Note: This suggests that Google Slides uses some kind of pseudo-character to represent this type of hanging paragraph indentation. If you press ← Backspace again, all the lines will shift further to the left of your text box, suggesting that another uniform indentation psuedo-character of some kind. Neither are true characters, in that they cannot be selected or copied, so they are most likely some internal state tracked by the text box.

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I've created a text document with Google Drive, copied and pasted my text, adjusted the indentation and copied and pasted it back in my presentation. I had Google Drive extension installed in Chrome first to enable clipboard access.

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I pressed Ctrl+Shift+7 twice and that seemed to work for me.

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    To clarify, Ctrl+Shift+7 is the shortcut for "Toggle numbered list". If that's enough to clear the hanging indent then presumably Ctrl+Shift+8 (Toggle bulleted list) would work as well. So would, likely, any formatting toggle that works on a block of text. – ale Aug 4 '15 at 12:33

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