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Line spacing in word 2007


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#1 Saytheword

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 05:29 AM

No matter how many times I tell word 'single spacing' whenever I hit 'enter' it double spaces to the next line. The only way I can get it to single space is to continue typing on the first line until it wraps around, then I delete the beginning of the next line and continue. I don't have the CD so I can't delete and re-load word. Thanks



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 12:04 PM

And what you're describing is perfectly normal behavior, because it's got nothing to do with line spacing at all.

 

In most word processors you do not hit Enter to go to the next line, but to go to the next paragraph.  As you've already observed Word will take care of single spacing the actual lines you are creating as you type them by wrapping when necessary and keeping single spacing,

 

If you want to make Word behave as though you're using a typewriter then you need to go into the Line and Paragraph spacing and either set the spacing after a paragraph to 0 pt and/or check the box that sets the "Don't add space between paragraphs of the same style" property.


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 07:50 AM

See if this helps

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/25206/customize-the-default-line-spacing-in-word-2007-2010/

I just double checked that article but I didn't see where it addresses when you press Enter

 

In some other articles I looked up, it seems like if you press shift+enter it might solve your problem

--- If you can get used to doing that, it's probably better than what you are doing now.

--- I would think you could create a template to do what you want automatically but do a search for that  


Edited by cmptrgy, 21 January 2016 - 08:05 AM.


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Posted 21 January 2016 - 03:44 PM

Thanks to britechguy the problem was solved beautifully! I would never have figured it out myself...many thanks



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Posted 21 January 2016 - 06:38 PM

Thanks Saytheword and of course britechguy






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