need to double-space a Word Document

  p;3 18:14 31 Jan 2007

microsoft word 2000;I need to double space a long word document for exam purposes but cannot seem to find the right path in the tools section to enable it; any clues please?

  PaulB2005 18:16 31 Jan 2007

Formatting Toolbar, look for icon with up and down arrows called Line Spacing.

Mine is to the right of the Right Align, and Justify buttons and to the left of the Numbering (123) button...

  PaulB2005 18:17 31 Jan 2007

Select 2 to Double Space.

  SANTOS7 18:17 31 Jan 2007

2. Press Ctrl+A or choose Select All from the Edit menu.
3. Choose Paragraph from the Format menu. You will see the Paragraph dialog box. (Click here to see a related figure.) Notice that none of the fields are filled in. This is because you have selected the entire document, and no single paragraph setting applies to the entire document.
4. Choose Double in the Line Spacing box.
5. Click on OK.
6. Print your document.
7. Close your document without saving.

This last step is important. If you save your document before exiting, then the double spacing will be permanently saved with the document, as well.

  SANTOS7 18:19 31 Jan 2007


1. save document then...

  PaulB2005 18:19 31 Jan 2007

Is there a difference between our methods? I feel your is correct and mine isn't.... :-(

  lotvic 18:22 31 Jan 2007

Or right click on toolbar > customize > (highlight) format and in right pane scroll to double line spacing and drag and drop it onto toolbar

  SANTOS7 18:25 31 Jan 2007

No idea PaulB2005, just hope it works..

  p;3 18:36 31 Jan 2007

have had a play with a small test piece; NOT the umpteen page stuff I am ploughing through ;I"ll leave this open protemp in case of problems :))
thanks so far team; rapid response too:))

just hope my normal stuff IS normal

  algernonymous 19:48 31 Jan 2007

Ctrl+A (to select all),
then Ctrl+2.

(Ctrl+1 = Single space.)

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