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Largest Character Font Determines Line Spacing

PSS ID Number: Q48529 Article last modified on 03-07-1997

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The information in this article applies to:
- Microsoft Word for the Macintosh, versions 3.0, 3.01, 3.02, 4.0, 5.0, 5.1


If more than one type of font is used in a given line of a Microsoft Word document, the spacing for that line will be set to that of the largest font used.

This can result in a paragraph with one line having greater line spacing than the rest of the paragraph. This is true even if all of the fonts used in the line are of the same point size. To see an example of this, type a short paragraph in 12-point Times font and then insert a single character of 12-point Symbol font in the middle of the paragraph.

The spacing for the line containing the Symbol font character will become greater than that of the rest of the paragraph. To resolve this problem, from the Format menu, select Paragraph, and type the negative value of the point size being used in the Line Spacing box (for example, -12). This is known as absolute line spacing, which forces the line spacing to be of uniform height throughout the paragraph, regardless of the size of any characters appearing within it.

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