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CSS Text-Indent: length / % tutorials

  • The text-indent property specifies how much horizontal space should be left before the beginning of the first line of the text content of an element.

  • Horizontal spacing is with respect to the left (or right, for right-to-left layout) edge of the containing block element's box.

 

Text-indent: value

Description

Length

This will specify length in px, pt, cm, em to indent for the first line.

%

This will specify indentation in <percentage> of width from the parent element.

Inherit

This will specify whether text-indent property can be inherited from the parent element to child elements.

 

CSS Version

CSS1

Default Value

0

Inherited

Yes

JavaScript Syntax

object.style.textindent="25pt"

Browser Supported

Ch-fox-ie-op-sa

Note

The value "inherit" is not supported in IE7 and earlier versions. IE8 requires a <!DOCTYPE> declaration. IE9 supports "inherit" value.

 

Example: Following example shows the use of CSS text-indent properties
Output:
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