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Microsoft Word – How to Double Space

December 6, 2009DavidMicrosoft Office, Word3

Microsoft Word double spacing is a frequently used feature. Let’s learn how to  double space text in Word:

1. Highlight the text you want to double-space. Go to the Format menu and then select Paragraph.
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2.  In the dialog box that appears, head to the bottom right portion where it says Line spacing and select Double (or any other spacing you’d like to set). Click OK.

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3. View the results.
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  • Or to do it real fast, click anywhere in the paragraph, hold down the Ctrl key and press the number 2.

    • Thanks for that tip. Is there a similar shortcut for single spacing and triple spacing – then again, does anyone triple space? 🙂

  • Single spacing is Ctrl+1 — same deal as double spacing. You hold down Ctrl and press 1. Ctrl+5 will give you space and a half in the paragraph. You don’t need to select the whole paragraph, just click anywhere in it.

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