In this tutorial, I will guide to you how to change line spacing in Ms word. Also, you can change paragraph spacing in Word, too.
Line and paragraph spacing are two very important contents that can not be missed out when using Word to properly edit text. If you do not know this basic knowledge, your content may look not really pleasing and maybe irregular somehow.
So, in this article, I will guide you how to spacing lines and spacing paragraphs in very quickly and easy way, with the use of Word 2016 but don’t worry because you can apply it on other versions such as 2003, 2007, 2013 or, 2019 … and later versions.
I. How to change line spacing in Word quickly?
For quick spacing, select the content you want to line space. You can select paragraph or all of the text, depending on your needs.
Go to tab Home, drag the cursor to the Paragraph tool group, select Line and Paragraph Spacing and choose the parameters that fits best.
For example: the paramete 1, 1.15, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3 are all correspond to the number of extension lines. I will try spacing for 2.5 lines.
Here is the result. The space between the lines is now 2.5 lines.
In addition, you can also use the key combination to quickly spacing:
Ctrl +1: 1 line spacing;
Ctrl + 2: 2 lines spacing;
Ctrl + 5: 1.5 lines spacing
II. Lines spacing in Word in optional mode.
1: Select the paragraph to do the line space. Right-click and choose Paragraph.
2: After appeared the Paragraph box, look to the Line Spacing section and you will see some options as below.
From the options given above, choose what best suit your preferences.
Single: Stretch 1 line. (shortcut Ctrl + 1)
1.5 Lines: Stretch 1.5 lines. (shortcut Ctrl + 5)
Double: Spread 2 lines. (shortcut Ctrl + 2)
At least: Minimum in each row.
Exactly: Correct alignment of the rows.
Multiple: Line spacing according to the user’s preference.
Note: Normally, line spacing for document is most commonly used between 1 and 1.5. If further, the content or the lines will look far apart, it may be a waste of paper and not very nice presentation. So unless necessary, that’s the line spacing I recommend.
If the length of space you want is not given beforehand, in the Line Spacing section choose Multiple. Then fill the length you need in At. Finally OK to apply.
III. How to change paragraph spacing in Word.
1: Select the content then right-click and select Paragraph …
2: In the Spacing section:
Before: The space length with the paragraph before it.
After: The space length with the paragraph after it.
For normal text it will be around 10 pt, but choose what best suit your purpose. Then OK to check the result.
So in this article I have quite detailed instructions for you about line spacing and paragraph spacing in Word. This is one of the simple tips to align text, editing with Word that any Word user should know.
Through this article, I hope that those who are new to Word will understand more thoroughly and no longer have difficulty in spacing lines or paragraphs.
Wish you all a good luck.