Line and Paragraph Spacing

Line spacing in Word 2007 can help improve readability. In Word paragraph spacing can make documents look cleaner too.

Modifying spacing

To format line spacing:

  • Select the text you want to format.
  • Click the Line spacing command in the Paragraph group on the Home tab.
  • Select a spacing option.


  • Select Line Spacing Options. The Paragraph dialog box appears.
Paragraph Dialog Box
  • Use the Line spacing drop-down menu to select a spacing option.
  • Modify the before and after points to adjust line spacing as needed.
  • Click OK.