Spacing Lines and Paragraphs

 

You can modify the space between lines within a paragraph, and the space between two paragraphs. These modifications can be applied to selected existing text, or prior to writing any text. In the latter case, spacing settings will remain in place until you choose otherwise.

Line spacing modifications can be applied using shortcut key combinations, or by changing settings on the Paragraph window. Paragraph modifications can only be made by changing settings on the Paragraph window.

The following table lists the options that can be used to apply spacing formats to paragraphs.

Type of Spacing

Shortcut Keys

Via the Paragraph window

Single line spacing

CTRL+1

Single line

1.5 line spacing

CTRL+5

One and a half lines

Double line spacing

CTRL+2

Two lines

Free

None

Set customised spacing in millimetres

Top

None

Set the space above a paragraph in millimetres

Bottom

None

Set the space below a paragraph in millimetres

 

Paragraph alignment settings are also available on the Paragraph window, accessible via Format > Paragraph.