Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Changing line and paragraph spacing
5 In the Paragraph dialog box, in the Line Spacing section, click the
type of spacing that you want to apply to the selected text:
• single, 1.5 Lines, or Double Sets the minimum distance
between baselines to 1 line, 1.5 lines, or 2 lines. These are the
same as the items 1.0, 1.5, and 2.0 in the list on the Line And
Paragraph Spacing button.
• At Least Sets the minimum distance between baselines, using
the number of points shown in the box in the At section. If you
insert a large character or an inline graphic in the text, Word
adds enough space above that line to show the entire object.
• Exactly Sets the exact distance between baselines, using the
number of points shown in the box in the At section. If you insert
a character or an inline graphic in the text that is taller than can
fit in the space of a single line, Word displays only the bottom of
the text or object.
• Multiple Lets you enter a multiple of the single-line spacing
in the box in the At section, with up to two decimal places. For
example, if you enter 2.3 in the At box, the distance between
baselines is 2.3 times as large as for single-line spacing.
6 Click OK.
Change spacing between paragraphs
1 Select the paragraphs that you want to format.
2 On the Home tab, in the Paragraph group, click the dialog box
TIP When one paragraph has some amount of added space
after it, and the next paragraph has an amount of added space
before it, Word uses only the larger of the two measurements; it does
not add the two measurements together.