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CSS text-indent Property

Last Updated : 05 Jul, 2023
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The text-indent property in CSS is used to define the indentation of the first line in each block of text. It also take negative values. It means if the value is negative then the first line will be indented to the left. 

Syntax:

text-indent: length|initial|inherit; 

Property values:

  • length: It is used to set fixed indentation in terms of px, pt, cm, em etc. The default value of length is 0. 
  • percentage (%): It is used to define the indentation in % as compared to the width of the element. 
  • initial: It is used to set text-indent property to its default value. 

Example: In this example, we are using text-indent: length; property.

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
        CSS text-indent Property
    </title>
 
    <!-- CSS text-indent property -->
    <style>
        .sudo {
            text-indent: 70px;
        }
 
        .geeks {
            text-indent: -5em;
        }
 
        .gfg {
            text-indent: 40%;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h1 style="">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2> text-indent Property</h2>
 
    <h2>text-indent: 70px:</h2>
    <div class="sudo">
        Prepare for the Recruitment drive of product
        based companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe
        etc with a free online placement preparation
        course. The course focuses on various MCQ's
        & Coding question likely to be asked in the
        interviews & make your upcoming placement
        season efficient and successful.
    </div>
 
    <h2>text-indent: -5em:</h2>
    <div class="geeks">
        Prepare for the Recruitment drive of product
        based companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe
        etc with a free online placement preparation
        course. The course focuses on various MCQ's
        & Coding question likely to be asked in the
        interviews & make your upcoming placement
        season efficient and successful.
    </div>
 
    <h2>text-indent: 40%:</h2>
    <div class="gfg">
        Prepare for the Recruitment drive of product
        based companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe
        etc with a free online placement preparation
        course. The course focuses on various MCQ's
        & Coding question likely to be asked in the
        interviews & make your upcoming placement
        season efficient and successful.
    </div>
 
</body>
 
</html>


Output: 

Example: In this example, we are using text-indent: %; property.

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
        CSS text-indent Property
    </title>
 
    <!-- CSS text-indent property -->
    <style>
        .gfg {
            text-indent: 40%;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h1 style="">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2> text-indent Property</h2>
 
    <h2>text-indent: 40%:</h2>
    <div class="gfg">
        Prepare for the Recruitment drive of product
        based companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe
        etc with a free online placement preparation
        course. The course focuses on various MCQ's
        & Coding question likely to be asked in the
        interviews & make your upcoming placement
        season efficient and successful.
    </div>
 
</body>
 
</html>


Output: 

Example: In this example, we are using text-indent: initial; property.

html




<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
 
<head>
    <title>
        CSS text-indent Property
    </title>
 
    <!-- CSS text-indent property -->
    <style>
        .gfg {
            text-indent: initial;
        }
    </style>
</head>
 
<body>
    <h1 style="">GeeksforGeeks</h1>
    <h2> text-indent Property</h2>
 
    <h2>text-indent: initial:</h2>
    <div class="gfg">
        Prepare for the Recruitment drive of product
        based companies like Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe
        etc with a free online placement preparation
        course. The course focuses on various MCQ's
        & Coding question likely to be asked in the
        interviews & make your upcoming placement
        season efficient and successful.
    </div>
 
</body>
 
</html>


Output: 

Supported Browsers: The browser supported by CSS text-indent property are listed below:

  • Google Chrome 1.0
  • Edge 12.0
  • Internet Explorer 3.0
  • Firefox 1.0
  • Safari 1.0
  • Opera 3.5


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