Using the Paragraph Dialog Box

Learn how to use the Word 2000 paragraph dialog box in this free lesson.

Line spacing

Line spacing often determines how easy it is to read a document. It is measured in lines, or points, and can be changed to single, double, or one-and-a-half-space increments.

For example:

Single spaced text

Double spaced text

One and one half spaced text

When line spacing is measured in points, it is referred to as leading (pronounced ledding). Reducing leading makes the lines closer together and can make text difficult to read, while increasing leading can help its readability. For example, a 10-point font usually uses 12-point leading. This is the default.