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

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Adjusting the Spacing Between Characters

Sometimes you’ll need to squeeze a little more text onto a line; at other times you’ll want to spread the text out to fill up a line. Perhaps you want to create a special look in a heading by condensing or expanding the text. You can achieve all of these effects by adjusting the widths of characters and the spaces between characters and between words.

Adjust the Spacing

  1. Select the text whose spacing you want to adjust.

  2. On the Home tab, click the Font button to display the Font dialog box, and click the Character ...

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