Microsoft KB Archive/35901
Changing Default Line Spacing
PSS ID Number: Q35901 Article last modified on 11-02-1994
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The “line spacing:” field under the Format Paragraph command is used to change the amount of space between lines in a paragraph. Word’s default line spacing value is “1 li” (one line). There are six lines per inch, meaning one line equals 1/6 inch.
To change line spacing, enter a value in lines, points, inches, or centimeters; no other unit of measurement will be accepted. If only a number is entered, Word assumes it is a line measurement.
The following examples, which decrease line spacing, can be entered in the “line spacing:” field:
.125 in = 1/8 inch (eight lines per inch) .75 li = 1/8 inch (eight lines per inch) 9 pt = 1/8 inch (eight lines per inch)
Printers may require a minimum spacing between lines; if so, a smaller value will not work correctly.
In Word version 5.50, select the line spacing in Format Paragraph (ALT, F, P), Spacing Line (I).
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