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Change Line Spacing in MS Word

  • Last Updated : 06 Jun, 2021

Line Spacing refers to the amount of space between any two lines in the Word Document. The default size of Line Spacing is 1.08 in MS Word. However, we can add custom line spaces to different lines, paragraphs in our Word Document according to our requirements and ensure quite good readability of our content to others.

In MS Word there are multiple ways to adjust Line Spacing which are as follows: 

Method 1: Using the Line Spacing button

One way of setting the Line Spacing is using directly the Line and Paragraph Spacing feature in MS Word, which comes under the Home menu.

There are multiple Line Spaces like: 1.0, 1.15, 1.5, 2.0, 2.5, 3.0, etc.

Steps to Apply:



Step 1: Select the text/line/Paragraph you want to change the spacing.

Step 2: Now, select the Line and Paragraph Spacing tab from the Paragraph menu under the Home tab and select the line spacing of your choice.

Perform the same steps for different line spacing:

  • Select the text/line/Paragraph you want to change the spacing.

  • Now, select the Line and Paragraph Spacing tab from the Paragraph menu under the Home tab and select the line spacing of your choice.

  • Select the text/line/Paragraph you want to change the spacing.



  • Now, select the Line and Paragraph Spacing tab from the Paragraph menu under the Home tab and select the line spacing of your choice.

Results: 

Final Result of the Complete Word Document.

Method 2: Using Paragraph Dialog Box

Another way of setting the Line Spaces is using the Paragraph dialog box feature in MS Word. The Paragraph dialog box provides a wide variety of features along with Line Spacing that we can use in our Word Document to modify beautifully and accurately.

There are multiple Line Spaces in the Paragraph dialog box like- Single, 1.5 lines, Double, At least, Exactly, Multiple, etc,

Steps to Apply:

Step 1: Select the text/line/Paragraph you want to change the spacing.

Step 2: Now, select the Show/Hide Paragraph tab from the Paragraph menu under the Home tab.



Step 3: Now, Select the dialog box launcher-Paragraph Setting from the Paragraph menu under the Home tab.

Step 4: Then select the Line Spacing from the dialog box under the Indents and Spacing tab- Single, 1.5 lines, Double, At least, Exactly, Multiple, etc, and then press the OK button.

Result: 

As the whole Document was selected initially, so the Complete Word Document’s line spacing is changed to 1.5 lines.

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