Formatting Text and Adding Hyperlinks

In Google Docs formatting text can include adding hyperlinks in Google Docs as well. Learn how to change Google text formatting here.

Line and paragraph spacing

In Google Docs, line spacing is measured in lines. For example, when text is double spaced, the line spacing is two lines high. You can reduce the line spacing to fit more lines on the page, or you can increase it to improve readability.

To format line spacing:

  1. Select the text you want to format.
    Selecting text to format
  2. Click the Line spacing button, then select the desired line spacing option from the drop-down menu. You can also click Custom spacing to fine tune the spacing.
    Changing the line spacing
  3. The line spacing will adjust in the document.
    The modified line spacing

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 is another way to help to make a document easier to read.

To format paragraph spacing:

  1. Select the text you want to format.
    Selecting text to format
  2. Click the Line spacing button.
  3. Select Add space before paragraph or Add space after paragraph from the drop-down menu. You can also click Custom spacing to fine tune the spacing.
    Adding space before a paragraph
  4. The paragraph spacing will adjust in the document.
    Viewing the added paragraph spacing

To remove paragraph spacing, click the line spacing button, then select Remove space before paragraph or Remove space after paragraph.

Removing space before a paragraph