How to change line spacing in Word | Tutorial

How to change line spacing in Word

How to change line spacing in Word

When creating work in Microsoft Word, you may have certain defaults. Fixed page breaks, font or font size and often also a corresponding line spacing. Therefore, we show you how to change the line spacing in Word individually, so that it is suitable for your work. It is not uncommon that the formatting of the work is also relevant for grading. Therefore, if you do not adhere to this, you can risk a point deduction. With this simple trick, that won’t happen to you.

How to adjust line spacing in Word:

Fortunately, Excel and Word always offer several shortcuts for corresponding functions. Finding the right one is therefore easy, no matter where you are in the editing process. We’ll show you the easy way via the tabs, since these can always be found from all areas in Word.

Step-by-step instructions:

  • Select the area of your text for which you want to change the line spacing in Word
  • If you want to adjust the whole text to the new spacing, you don’t have to select anything
  • Go to the tab “Home” -> category “Paragraph” -> line and paragraph spacing
  • Now select the appropriate spacing for you here
  • Alternatively you can also right-click in the text on “Paragraph” -> “Indents and Spacing”
  • Here you can also enter individual line spacing, if the default ones do not meet your requirements
  • Done!

Adjusting line spacing in Word is not a big deal, but it can have a big impact on your results and grade. so take it seriously! We hope that this article helped you to find the right settings in a few seconds. If you have any further questions, leave us a comment on Youtube and we will create suitable videos for you!


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