Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing Document Settings
To Change Line Spacing
The lines of the research paper should be double-spaced, according to the MLA documentation style. In
Word, you change the line spacing to 2.0 to double-space lines in a paragraph. The following steps change the line
spacing to double.
Line and Paragraph
Spacing button
1
Home tab
Click the Line and
Paragraph Spacing
button (Home tab |
Paragraph group) to
display the Line and
Paragraph Spacing
gallery (Figure 2– 5).
What do the numbers
in the Line and
Paragraph Spacing
gallery represent?
The default line
spacing is 1.15 lines.
The options 1.0,
2.0, and 3.0 set line
spacing to single,
double, and triple,
respectively. Similarly,
the 1.5 and 2.5 options
set line spacing to 1.5
and 2.5 lines. All these
options adjust line
spacing automatically
to accommodate the
largest font or graphic
on a line.
Paragraph group
check mark indicates
current line spacing
line spacing to be
changed to 2.0
Line and
Paragraph
Spacing gallery
displays list of
line spacing
options
displays a dialog
box with additional
line spacing options
insertion point
Figure 2– 5
2
Click 2.0 in the Line and Paragraph Spacing gallery to change the line spacing at the location
of the insertion point.
Can I change the line spacing of existing text?
Yes. Select the text i rst and then change the line spacing as described in these steps.
Other Ways
1. Right-click paragraph, click
Paragraph on shortcut
menu, click Indents and
Spacing tab (Paragraph
dialog box), click Line
spacing box arrow, click
desired spacing, click
OK button
2. Click Paragraph Dialog
Box Launcher (Home
tab or Page Layout tab |
Paragraph group), click
Indents and Spacing tab
(Paragraph dialog box),
click Line spacing box
arrow, click desired
spacing, click OK button
3. Press CTRL + 2 for
double-spacing
 
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