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How to use Line and Paragraph Spacing in word 2010

Posted In MS office - By Techtiplib on Thursday, March 15th, 2012 With No Comments »

About Line Spacing

Line spacing can either be measured in lines or points. For example, when text is double-spaced, the line spacing is two lines high. On the other hand, you might set 12-point text with something like 15-point spacing, which gives enough height for the text plus a little extra space. You can reduce the line spacing to fit more lines on the page, or you can increase it to improve readability.

How to use Line and Paragraph Spacing in word 2010

Line spacing is also known as leading (pronounced to rhyme with “wedding”).

To Format Line Spacing:

1. Select the text you want to format.

2. Click the Line and Paragraph Spacing command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab.

3. Select the desired spacing option from the drop-down menu.

Changing the line spacing

4. From the drop-down menu, you can also select Line Spacing Options to open the Paragraph dialog box. From here, you can adjust the line spacing with even more precision.

Fine-tuning the line spacing

If you select At least or Exactly in the Paragraph dialog box, the line spacing will be measured in points. Otherwise, it will be measured in lines.

Paragraph Spacing

Just as you can format spacing between lines in your document, you can also choose spacing options between each paragraph. Typically, extra spaces are added between paragraphs, headings, or subheadings. Extra spacing between paragraphs helps to make a document easier to read.

To Format Paragraph Spacing

1. Click the Line and Paragraph Spacing command on the Home tab.

2. Select Add Space Before Paragraph or Remove Space After Paragraph from the drop-down menu.

Adding space before a paragraph

3. From the drop-down menu, you can also select Line Spacing Options to open the Paragraph dialog box. From here, you can control exactly how much space there is before and after the paragraph.

Fine-tuning the paragraph spacing

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