Changing Line Spacing

by Maranatha
(Kaduna, Nigeria)

The lines in all Word documents are single-spaced by default, which is appropriate for letters and most documents.


But you can easily change your document line spacing to double or 1.5 lines to allow extra space between every line.

This is useful when you want to make notes on a printed document.

Sometimes, you’ll want to add space above and below certain paragraphs, for headlines, or indented quotations to help set off the text.

Change Line Spacing
1. Select the text you want to change.
2. Click the Home tab.
3. Click the Line Spacing button arrow, and then click a spacing option.

- To apply a new setting, click the number you want.
- To apply the setting you last used, click the Line Spacing button.
- To enter precise parameters, click Line Spacing Options, specify the line or paragraph settings you want, and then click OK.
- To apply the setting you last used, click Add Space Before Paragraph or Add Space After Paragraph.

Press Ctrl+1 for single-spacing, Ctrl+5 for 1.5 spacing, or Ctrl+2 for double-spacing.

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