Double spacing


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Stefan Blom

If you want double line spacing for selected text, do the
following: On the Indents and Spacing tab of Format>Paragraph,
set Line spacing to "Double."

Note that there is also a built-in paragraph style, namely Body
Text 2, which is formatted with double line spacing. You can
apply this style to the relevant paragraphs.
 
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

Ctrl+2.

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Words into Type
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

It depends on whether you're doing it before or after typing and whether you
want to affect more than one paragraph.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
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Jay Freedman

RegUK said:
I thought direct formatting was a *bad* thing? :)
Hi, Reg,

Taking note of the smiley, I assume you know where this is going, but this
is afterall the newsusers group and I want to keep the record straight.

As a rule, knowledgeable Word users prefer to avoid direct formatting *when
it makes sense*. Those situations include

- documents that will be edited and re-edited, and maintained for a long
time.
- documents that will be shared with other Word users.
- documents that will be inserted into larger documents.
- documents that will be transformed into web pages or database entries, or
otherwise run through other software.

It does *not* necessarily make sense if the document is for one-time use,
only to be read on screen or printed, and then thrown away. (Although it
does become a habit, especially if you set up shortcut keys or toolbar
buttons that make style application very easy.)

And yes, there are a few situations in which direct formatting is the only
reasonable way to achieve a desired appearance. I'm just having trouble
thinking of one right now. :)
 
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sf

Hi, Reg,

Taking note of the smiley, I assume you know where this is going, but this
is afterall the newsusers group and I want to keep the record straight.
And yes, there are a few situations in which direct formatting is the only
reasonable way to achieve a desired appearance. I'm just having trouble
thinking of one right now. :)
I'm not a chronicalogically "new" Word user, but I don't use
Word for commerical purposes - so I consider myself a novice
user.

Q: What is *direct* formatting?



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Guest

Jay you are correct, I apologise for ever bringing it up - even if the temptation to take a potshot at MVP was unbearable :

sf: direct formatting is any format applied without (or in addition to) a style - for example: double spacing a paragraph using the button on the toolbar rather than applying a double space style. If the document is for long term use or needs to be regularly updated some poor sucker is probably going to spend a considerable amount of time re-formatting it and if the style use is consistent that job is easier

Reg
 

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