There is too much space between paragraphs in new documents

Cause: The default setting for space after paragraphs in Word 2011 differs from the default setting in other versions of Word.

Solution:    Change the default setting for spacing after paragraphs in the Normal template.

  1. On the File menu, click Open, and then double-click /Users/ username/Library/Application Support/Microsoft/Office/User Templates/Normal.dotm.

    Tip: If you are using Mac OS X 10.7 (Lion), the Library folder is hidden by default. To browse to the Library folder from the Open dialog box, press COMMAND + SHIFT + G , and in the Go to folder box, type ~/Library.

  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph.

  3. On the Indents and Spacing tab, under Spacing, enter 0 in the After box.

  4. Click OK.

  5. Click Save.

  6. Close the template.

    Note: The formatting used in new documents is based on settings that are defined in a template. Unless you specify a different template, the settings that are used for new documents are based on the Normal template.

See also

Change the default settings for new documents

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