Change Line Spacing
Line Spacing refers to the empty space between lines, and optionally the space between paragraphs in documents
Control Space between Lines in the Document
1. Select the paragraphs or entire document
2. Go to Home tab > Paragraph group > click Line and Paragraph Spacing command
3. Do one of the following:
- Click the desired number of line spaces in the drop down list
- Click Line Spacing Options
4. In the Paragraph dialog box, select options under drop down Line spacing list Spacing section
- Single - This option accommodates the largest font in that line, plus a small amount of extra space. The amount of extra space varies depending on the font that is used.
- 1.5 lines - This option is one-and-one-half times that of single line spacing.
- Double - This option is twice that of single line spacing.
- At least - This option sets the minimum line spacing that is needed to fit the largest font or graphic on the line.
- Exactly - This option sets fixed line spacing, expressed in points. For example, if the text is in a 10-point font, you can specify 12 points as the line spacing.
- Multiple - This option sets line spacing that can be expressed in numbers greater than 1. For example, setting line spacing to 1.15 will increase the space by 15 percent, and setting line spacing to 3 increases the space by 300 percent (triple spacing)
Control Spaces between Paragraphs
1. Select the paragraph or entire document
2. Go to Home tab > Paragraph group > click Line and Paragraph Spacing command > click Line Spacing Options
- In the Paragraph dialog box, select number of space between paragraphs at Before, for spacing before the paragraph, and After, for spacing after the paragraph
To quickly access the Paragraph dialog box, do one of the following:
1. Click on the Format menu button > click on Paragraph
2. Press OPTION + COMMAND(⌘)+ M
3. Go to Home tab > click the Line and Paragraph Spacing command > click Line Spacing Options