Word > Word 2003 Foundation > Formatting Text and Paragraphs

Changing Line Spacing

Spacing can be added between the lines of a paragraph to make the text more legible and easier to read.

  1. Click inside the paragraph you want to format, or select all the paragraphs you want to format.
  2. Click the Line Spacing button on the Formatting toolbar
  3. Line Spacing button

  4. Select the line spacing you want to use from the list of options that appears
  5. Or click More to open the Paragraph dialogue box and select from the options below

    Applying line spacing using the Paragraph dialogue box


    Accomodates the largest font in that line and a small amount of extra space

    1.5 Lines

    One and a half times the single line spacing. For example, if the font size is 10 points, the line spacing would be 15 points with a small amount of extra space


    Twice the amount of single line spacing. If the font size was 10 points, this would give 20 points of line spacing

    At Least

    Enter a minimum line spacing that Word can adjust to. Used to accomodate larger font sizes


    Enter a fixed amount for your spacing that Word cannot adjust


    Enter a percentage that Word can increase or decrease the spacing by. For example, entering 1.15 would mean increase by 15% and entering 0.7 would mean decrease by 30%

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