In Step 2, there is a screenshot of the the Word 2007 Paragraph Formatting window so you can see what it is supposed to look like. Must be a bug…here is a workaround by: Sue Yes, I was able to recreate your problem. In this tutorial, we will show you how to change the line spacing as multiples of the current font size, or set it to a fixed unit - and which solution is typically best, and for which purpose. And how do I change it back? You could never imagine how many hundreds of time I have had to remove those irritating spaces. In Word 2003, however, the defaults were 1.
I can, however, set the default line spacing to single space on my computer, which is running Windows 7. Leave a Reply Your email address will not be published. Such a relief by: Jon Wiener Wow, great job staying with it and getting the answers. Other line spacing resources To change the line spacing in a document to single-spacing, double-spacing, or another document spacing option, or to change the spacing between paragraphs, check out the article Adjust the line spacing between text or paragraphs for , , or. I even uninstalled Office and reinstalled it.
Many fonts use a smaller measurement for line spacing. You have to check a little box in the paragraph box if you do not want this. In double spacing, or the line spacing value 2. I would not think that this should matter but maybe it does? Paragraph Spacing by: David H I wish I had found this site two years earlier. Actually I have tried that and also tried to 'set as default' the Word 2003 style set, and I cannot get either default setting to hold from one session to the next.
Let us know if you have other questions. Step 5 — Now you want to get rid of your pesky spacing. Thanks for pointing me to the file - I can customize it for an individual user but one its customized, that's it. Franek Well, the user has full control of the file and all of the folders and subfolders above it. In that window click Indents and Spacing tab if not already open set all of the desired formatting attributes Indentation, Spacing etc. Learn how to increase or decrease space before paragraph and change line spacing in your Ms Word document in this tutorial.
Step 1: You should have Microsoft Office Word 2013 running, and you should have inserted some text. Before you can work in Word 2010, you'll need to learn how to work with it. Although the words single spacing and double spacing are self-explanatory that does not mean that a font with 12-point height will produce a single spacing of 12-point height and a double spacing would produce a 24-point height. Step 4: Make sure that the Set Defaults tab is selected, if it is not already. So I guess the trail ends here.
Your donations are greatly appreciated! What have you wished to change? If you want no extra spacing between paragraphs, set the spacing at 0 points. Actually I have tried that and also tried to 'set as default' the Word 2003 style set, and I cannot get either default setting to hold from one session to the next. Step 3 -- Adding space before a paragraph Just like adding space between lines in text, you can also add space before a specific paragraph to adjust the page layout. I can, however, set the default line spacing to single space on my computer, which is running Windows 7. To counter the ambiguity in line spacing for different fonts, Microsoft Word introduced the new option of default spacing. Select the Format dropdown and select Paragraph. .
What version of Office do I have? For video about changing the line spacing, view or. The following images highlight the difference between default, single and double spacing. The short answer is that the default line spacing changed in Word 2007 to make online documents more readable. The default spacing set by Microsoft is not fixed as you have the option to set the leading height of your choice as default. You can adjust everything from font and font size to paragraph position and spacing. Do you use styles in Word? Any further thoughts will be welcomed and appreciated. Word can disobey that value and add more space whenever necessary to make room for larger type, different fonts, or graphics on the same line of text.
Additional options in the Line Spacing drop-down list require you to also use the At box. Check this box to receive email notification of new comments! Many people feel that is quite tight for the average document. Any further thoughts will be welcomed and appreciated. In Design menu, go to the Paragraph Spacing, to manage the paragraph and line spacing styles. · To see the version and build numbers, look under Product Information. I know that there was another thread discussing this last winter but they did not address my need to make the default line spacing of 1.
Be careful that any other change you have made inside the Paragraph dialog will also be picked up to become the default, not just line spacing. In Word 2007 Microsoft changed the default line spacing to 1. If you are not, however, and most of are not, you can change this setting. Inside the dialog box that opens, change the Formatting font to your preferred font here showing Times New Roman. Conclusion is not optional if you are planning to write a readable and impressive Word document. All done for the Font defaults. The strange thing is that some of the defaults I changed were still there when I reinstalled Office, but not the line spacing.
Note: this option may not be available for the default Normal paragraph style. Next, in the Home ribbon tab, choose Change Styles — Paragraph Spacing, and hover the mouse over the choices shown. The line spacing option is used to improve variability and to alter the page layout. If you eventually need to change them or revert to the original, you can always follow Step 3 and select the default style sheet. We hope this guide would be useful in finding how to change line spacing in Word 2013, 2016 and Office 365 online or offline versions. Line and paragraph spacing is a crucial factor to consider for an impressive factor in formatting and presentation of a document.