Hanging Indent in Plain Text

Hanging Indent

I’ve got a list that looks like this:

1. The job of a writer is to discover what series of events best illustrates an idea or an emotion.
2. Just like the actor, your job is one of translation, the most difficult part which is that it all comes down to this: you have to write something that a person can do in front of a camera.

and I want it to look like this:

1.    The job of a writer is to discover what series of events best illustrates
      an idea or an emotion.

That required the insertion of a hard return at the end of the line and then an insertion of three spaces in addition to the existing single space in order to make it four spaces and to line up with the tab.

2. Just like the actor, your job is one of translation, the most difficult
part which is that it all comes down to this: you have to write something
that a person can do in front of a camera.

Okay, that’s consistent:

Go to end of line.

Insert hard return

Go to beginning of next line (or advance one character)

Insert three spaces.

Continue until you get to a pre-existing hard return.