# Add Line And Paragraph Spacing In Microsoft Word 2010

An imperative piece of making compelling archives lies in the report plan. When planning your archive and settling on organizing choices, you should know how to modify the dividing. In this exercise, you will figure out how to change the line and Paragraph Spacing in different ways.

Line spacing

Adjusting the line spacing will affect how easily your document can be read. You can increase spacing to improve readability, or reduce it to fit more text on the page.

Line spacing can either be measured in lines or points. For example, when text is double spaced, the line spacing is two lines high. On the other hand, you might set 12-point text with something like 15-point spacing, which gives enough height for the text plus a little extra space. You can reduce the line spacing to fit more lines on the page, or you can increase it to improve readability.

Line spacing is also known as leading (pronounced to rhyme with wedding).

#### To format line spacing:

1. Select the text you want to format.
2. Click the Line and Paragraph Spacing command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab.
3. Select the desired spacing option from the drop-down menu.
4. From the drop-down menu, you can also select Line Spacing Options to open the Paragraph dialog box. From here, you can adjust the line spacing with even more precision.

If you select At least or Exactly in the Paragraph dialog box, the line spacing will be measured in points. Otherwise, it will be measured in lines.

### Paragraph spacing

Just as you can format spacing between lines in your document, you can choose spacing options between each paragraph. Typically, extra spaces are added between paragraphs, headings, or subheadings. Extra spacing between paragraphs can make a document easier to read. Click here : Office Setup

#### To format paragraph spacing:

1. Click the Line and Paragraph Spacing command on the Home tab.
2. Select Add Space Before Paragraph or Remove Space After Paragraphfrom the drop-down menu.
3. From the drop-down menu, you can also select Line Spacing Options to open the Paragraph dialog box. From here, you can control exactly how much space there is before and after the paragraph.

You can utilize Word‘s convenient Set as Default feature to save all of the formatting changes you’ve made and naturally apply them to new archives. To figure out how to do this, read our article on Changing Your Default Settings in Word. Visit at : www.office.com/setup