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Microsoft KB Archive/36404

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Double Line Spacing and 1 1/2 Line Spacing in Word for Windows PSS ID Number: Q36404 Article last modified on 07-11-1994

1.00 1.10 1.10a 2.00 2.00a 2.00a-CD 2.00b 2.00c


The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for Windows, versions 1.0, 1.1, 1.1a, 2.0, 2.0a, 2.0a-CD, 2.0b, 2.0c - Microsoft Windows operating system versions 3.0 and 3.1


Double-spaced line spacing in Microsoft Word for Windows is always interpreted as 24 points per line, regardless of the font size of the selected text. For example, if you use a 9-point font size and choose the double-space option on the ruler, Word still allows 24 points per line. Similarly, 1 1/2 line spacing always measures 18 points per line.


Microsoft has confirmed this to be a problem in the versions of Microsoft Word for Windows listed above. This problem was corrected in Word version 6.0 for Windows.

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This feature may present some problems if you use a 24-point font and decide to change to double spacing. The line spacing does not appear to change because it is already set to 24 points per line.

Additional reference words: winword w4wfont 1.00 1.10 1.10a 2.00


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