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How to Double Space in Word

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Struggling to find out how to double space in Word? Want to increase your inline Spacing but can’t find any option on Microsoft Word?

Look nowhere else. You are now in the right place. Here I will tell you every method using which you can easily double space in any version of Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Word is a word processor developed by Microsoft. It becomes very popular among the general users of Windows Computer because of its rich features and easy to use commands. On Windows, Microsoft Office is a part of Microsoft’s Office Suite. The usage of Word is common as the format for sending text documents via e-mail. The main reason behind the popularity of Microsoft Word is the high number of editing options it provides its users.

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If you format any of your document on Word, you will notice that it doesn’t allow you to simply double space. You can make your document look beautiful using these editing options. One such option is to increase the spacing in a Word document. Here, in this article, I am going to show you methods by which you can easily learn ‘how to double space in Word’ on your own. So let’s start with our methods.

Double Spacing your Document

In this section, I am going to show you how to double space in a Word document. But before proceeding directly to our method, you must note that the method to do so is not same in every version of Microsoft Word. Every other version of Word has some changes in their UI/look and features. The method to do so will be the same in every operating system. But there are some differences in the steps with respect to different versions of Word. So the steps to double space in those version of Word documents will be different. If you want to know the version of your Microsoft Office Suite or Microsoft Word, open this Digital Citizen Website on your Browser.

There are three popular versions of Microsoft Word still in use that I will be covering in this Article. These versions are listed below.

  • Microsoft Word 2003
  • MS Word 2007/2010
  • Microsoft Word 2016/2013/Office 365

I will be covering methods for all these versions in this article. So let’s first start with the oldest Version in our list i.e Microsoft Word 2003.

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Double Spacing in Microsoft Word 2003

In this section, I will tell you how to double space in Word 2003 version. Follow the steps mentioned below carefully to do so.

  • Firstly, open your Word Document.
  • Now select all the text you want to Double Space. Press CTRL+A if you want to double space all the text in that document.
  • Click on the Format option from the options below the title bar.

double space word 2003 format paragraph settings

  • Now click on the Paragraph… option from the drop-down list.
  • In the opened box find Line spacing.
  • Select Multiple from the drop-down list below Line Spacing option.
  • Finally, click on OK button.

So, that’s it. You have successfully double spaced your document in Microsoft Word 2003. If you are using version 2007 or 2010, follow the next method.

Double Spacing in Microsoft Word 2007 / 2010

In this section, I will tell you how to double space in Word 2007/2010 version. Follow the steps mentioned below carefully to do so.

  • Firstly, open your Word Document.
  • Click on the Home tab below the Title bar.
  • Find and the Paragraph section.

double spacing in word 2010 paragraph settings

  • Now click on the Indents and Spacing option from the new Window.
  • Here, below the Spacing section find Line spacing.
  • Select Multiple from the drop-down list below Line Spacing option.
  • Finally, click on OK button.

So, that’s it. You have successfully double spaced your document in Microsoft Word 2007/2010. If you are using version 2016, 2013 or Office 365, follow the next method.

Double Spacing in Microsoft Word 2016 / 2013 / Office 365

In this section, I will tell you how to double space in Word 2016/2013/Office 365 version. Follow the steps mentioned below carefully to do so.

  • Click the Design tab from the top of the Microsoft Word window.

design settings word 2016

  • Now click on Paragraph spacing option.
  • A new menu will open.
  • From this menu, find and click on the Double option.
  • Your entire document spacing will change.
  • To double space a certain text. highlight the text and then click on the Line and Paragraph Spacing button on the Home tab.
  • Now select 2.0 from the menu.

So, that’s it. You have successfully double spaced your document in Microsoft Word 2016/2013/Office 365.

Time to Format your Document

So, now you know all the methods to easily double space your entire document or a certain part of the document in any version of Microsoft Word. It is important to check the version of your Word and then follow the method specified for your version only. The version of the Word software can easily be checked by looking at the application of that software. But if still, you are having any trouble finding the Version of your Microsoft Office Suite or Microsoft Word, follow this Digital Citizen Website.

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So that marks the end of our article. If you are having any difficulty or queries or doubts regarding any of the methods mentioned above. Feel free to mention them in the Comments Section below. I’ll be more than happy to help you with it. I hope now you don’t have to search anymore ‘How to tell if someone blocked you on Facebook’ on the Internet.

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Bhupinder Singh

I'm a programmer. I basically write about tech and programming languages. I'm currently pursuing B.tech in Information Technology in Bhopal. I'm a geek and a self-learner. I love python. ;-)

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