Paragraph Spacing & Line Spacing?
The white spacing before and
after the paragraph are called paragraph
spacing. Similarly, the white spaces between
adjacent lines are called line spacing. You
can adjust the amount of space between
consecutive lines and paragraphs in a
To adjust paragraph spacing,
follow these steps.
Place the insertion point in a paragraph.
Select Paragraph from
Format menu. The Paragraph dialog box will
appear as shown below.
Click the Indents and Spacing tab in the Paragraph
To specify amount of space before the selected
paragraphs, type a
number in the before box.
To specify spacing after the
selected paragraphs, type a number in the
Click OK button to apply the settings.
You can specify the amount of
space in inches, points, and centimeters. For
example, type 6pt to specify 6 points spacing
or type 6cm to specify 6 centimeters
spacing. The preview section of dialog
box shows the effect of your selected spacing
between the paragraphs.
To adjust line spacing,
following shortcut keys can also be used for line
spacing in the paragraph:
Ctrl + 1
used to set single line spacing.
Ctrl + 2
used to set double line spacing.
Ctrl + 5
used to set 1.5 line spacing.