Using the Paragraph Dialog Box

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

To specify line spacing in a document:

  • Select the text you want to format.
  • Choose Formatlesson actionParagraph from the menu bar.
  • The Paragraph dialog box appears.
  • Click the Indents and Spacing tab.
  • In the Line spacing drop-down menu, select single, 1.5, or double spacing. The default is single spacing.
  • Click OK.

paragraph dialog box

  • When you make a line spacing change, it affects only the text in a paragraph that contains the insertion point.
  • Line spacing can also be applied to selected text and therefore can include as many paragraphs as you want.
  • Click the Tabs button in the lower-left of the Paragraph dialog box to access the Tabs dialog box.