Change the spacing in a Word document on a mobile device

You can change the spacing, or leading, between lines of text or between paragraphs in Word on a mobile device. For example, you can change a single-spaced document to double spaced.

On your Android tablet or phone

  1. In your Word document, select the text you want to change. To select the entire document, press and hold in the document, and then tap Select All on the command bar that appears.

  2. On your Android tablet, tap the Home tab, and then tap the Paragraph icon.

    Paragraph icon

    On your Android phone, tap the Edit icon Edit icon at the top of your screen, and then tap Paragraph Formatting under Home.

  3. Tap the Line Spacing menu and choose the line spacing you want, from 1.0 to 3.0.

    Line Spacing menu

  1. In your Word document, select the text you want to change. To select the entire document, press and hold in the document, and then tap Select All on the command bar that appears.

  2. On your Android tablet, tap the Home tab, and then tap the Paragraph icon.

    Paragraph icon

    On your Android phone, tap the Edit icon Edit icon at the top of your screen, and then tap Paragraph Formatting under Home.

  3. Tap one of the paragraph spacing choices. (Choices will vary depending on spacing already applied.)

    Paragraph spacing options

    • Add Space Before Paragraph

    • Add Space After Paragraph

    • Remove Space Before Paragraph

    • Remove Space After Paragraph

On your iPad or iPhone

  1. In your Word document, select the text you want to change. To select the entire document, tap and hold in the document, and then tap Select All on the command bar that appears.

  2. On your iPad, tap the Home tab, and then tap the Line Spacing icon.

    iPad line spacing icon

    On your iPhone, tap the Edit icon Edit icon at the top of your screen, then in the Home menu, choose Line Spacing.

  3. Tap the Line Spacing menu and choose the line spacing you want, from 1.0 to 3.0.

    Shows the line spacing options in Word for iPad.

Aside from changing the line spacing, there are no special options for changing the spacing before or after paragraphs in Word for iPad or Word for iPhone.

On your Windows tablet or phone

  1. In your Word document, select the text you want to change. To select the entire document, tap in the document, and then tap Select All on the command bar that appears.

  2. On your Windows tablet, tap the Home tab, and then tap the Line & Paragraph Spacing icon.

    Line & Paragraph Spacing icon

    On your Windows phone, tap More More at the bottom right of your screen, and then tap Paragraph Formatting under Home.

  3. Tap the Line Spacing menu and choose the line spacing you want, from 1.0 to 3.0.

    Line spacing options

  1. In your Word document, select the text you want to change. To select the entire document, tap in the document, and then tap Select All on the command bar that appears.

  2. On your Windows tablet, tap the Home tab, and then tap the Line & Paragraph Spacing icon.

    Line & Paragraph Spacing icon

    On your Windows phone, tap More More at the bottom right of your screen, and then tap Paragraph Formatting under Home.

  3. Tap one of the paragraph spacing choices. (Choices will vary depending on spacing already applied.)

    Paragraph spacing options

    • Add Space Before Paragraph

    • Add Space After Paragraph

    • Remove Space Before Paragraph

    • Remove Space After Paragraph

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