Paragraph style rule

Change text alignment, add bullets, adjust indent levels and decide how text wraps.

Paragraph Style affects the way individual paragraphs appear.

What is a paragraph?
Paragraphs are the parts of your text that are separated by carriage returns (Enter).

When to use it

You should use the paragraph style rule when you want to change the look and feel of your text consistently. It is also a great tool if you want to dynamically style your text according to some criteria, e.g., ensuring that every paragraph except the first gets a bullet. If you want to make some quick, static changes to your text or create multi-level lists, consider formatting with the cell and label toolbar instead.

What can you change


This lets you select text alignment (left, center, right). You can also decide whether your text should wrap when it is too large for its container, and you can choose your desired indentation level. The indentation level specifies how much spacing should be inserted between the left edge of your paragraph and the edge of its container.

You can also affect text alignment by using the Alignment rule. For text, it will not make any difference which one you use. The difference is that the Paragraph style text alignment will just affect the alignment of text, while the Alignment rule can also align other types of content (e.g., graphics).


The paragraph spacing adjusts space before and after paragraphs for clarity and emphasis. The line height sets the vertical distance between lines of text to enhance readability.

Bullet style

Here, you can decide whether you want bullets for your paragraphs, what kind of bullet you want, and the spacing between the bullet and the start of your text.


This allows you to adjust the paragraph's alignment within its container. You can set the left or right indentation to control the space on either side. The first line indentation shifts only the first line of the paragraph, while hanging lines indentation moves all lines except the first, creating a distinctive visual structure.


See the Font (character style) rule to adjust the formatting of individual characters, including text color, font family, font size, and font style.