How To Double Space The Lines In A Word Document

The default spacing between sentences in a Microsoft word document is 1.15 roughly. You can change the spacing to 1.5 or 2.0 which is also known as double space.

The double space is actually a space equivalent to a whole line of text in between the rows of text. Double spacing can be done to make text more readable and spaced if you don’t like the default spacing.

In a Microsoft word document, you can double space the entire document or a specific section of the document using the Word application.  No third parties required.

The method might slightly differ depending on which version of Microsoft word you are using but the line spacing setting is found inside the paragraph menu. To double space an entire document,  simply follow the instructions below.  If you need to double space a specific paragraph or group of sentences, select that part first then proceed with the instructions below.

In Microsoft word 2007 and 2010, make sure the Home tab is selected. In the ‘Styles’ menu,  right click on ‘Normal’ and select ‘Modify’

Under Formatting, click the Double Space button, and then click OK. This will double space the entire document or the section you had selected.

In Microsoft Word 2013 and 2016, select the ‘Design’  tab and click on ‘Paragraph spacing’.  Then select Double spacing or 2.0

For a specific block of text, select the text whose spacing you want to change. On the Home tab, click the Line and Paragraph Spacing button. Then choose 2.0 (double spacing).

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