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Microsoft® Office Word 2007 Plain & Simple by Marianne Moon, Jerry Joyce

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Adjusting Paragraph Line Spacing

You can improve the readability of your text by adjusting the spacing, or leading (pronounced "ledding"), between the lines. Too little space makes the lines of text looked squashed together and difficult to read; too much space also makes the text difficult to read because the reader’s eye has to search for the beginning of the next line.

Set the Line Spacing Within a Paragraph

  1. Click in a paragraph, or select all the paragraphs whose line spacing you want to set.

  2. On the Home tab, click the Line Spacing button.

  3. Select ...

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