Line Spacing


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Nomad

Okay, I'm using Word 2K and I've got a problem with line spacing, off and on
that is. You see, at times, when I create a doc, type a line and hit the
<Enter> key, it appears that the next line is double spaced from the last,
and for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to change it (back to just a
single space). I notice this happens mostly when entering in an address
etc. on the upper portion of a letter. Would anyone be so kind as to
provide some insight in this area? ...gee, I trust one can tell what I'm
looking for with this explanation!

I assumed (?) that this concern would have surfaced prior to this (in the
NG), but alas I could not find any NG entries when performing a search (for
"line spacing" etc).
 
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Graham Mayor

It will be a 'space after' paragraph attribute set in the particular
paragraph style. Format > style and change it.

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Charles Kenyon

What you are looking at is the Space before or Space after paragraph
formatting.

(Format => Paragraph)

Generally I type my letters based on a letterhead template, not on a new
blank document. That template has places marked for typing that are
formatted using appropriate styles. The style for the date line is set for
space before and after as appropriate. It is followed by the Inside Address
Name style which is also set for space before. That style is followed by the
Inside Address style which does not have space before. This all reads much
more complex than it is. If you send me an email, I'll send you back a copy
of such a template.

Bottom line is that Word does _not_ work like a typewriter. If you want a
word processor that does, use WordPad instead. If you are going to use Word
on a daily basis, spend some time up front to learn how styles work. Long
term, that will save you time and grief.


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See also the MVP FAQ: <URL: http://www.mvps.org/word/> which is awesome!
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Suzanne S. Barnhill

As Graham has said, this is most likely a result of Space Before/After, but
also check the vertical alignment (Layout tab of Page Setup) to make sure
it's set to Top and not Justified.

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Nomad

Nomad said:
Okay, I'm using Word 2K and I've got a problem with line spacing, off and on
that is. You see, at times, when I create a doc, type a line and hit the
<Enter> key, it appears that the next line is double spaced from the last,
and for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to change it (back to just a
single space). I notice this happens mostly when entering in an address
etc. on the upper portion of a letter. Would anyone be so kind as to
provide some insight in this area? ...gee, I trust one can tell what I'm
looking for with this explanation!

I assumed (?) that this concern would have surfaced prior to this (in the
NG), but alas I could not find any NG entries when performing a search (for
"line spacing" etc).
Thanks go out to Graham, Charles and Suzanne, you all have indeed, helped
out someone yet again. I will endeavour to learn more about the workings of
Word.
 

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