Change the default line spacing in Word 2016 for Mac

The default line spacing in Word is 1.15. By default, paragraphs are followed by a blank line and headings have a space above them. Here’s how to change the default settings.

  1. On the Home tab, click Line and Paragraph Spacing.

    On the Home tab, Line Spacing is hightlighted

  2. Click Line Spacing Options at the bottom of the menu, and then select the options you want in the Paragraph dialog box under Spacing.

    In the Paragraph dialog box, the Spacing section is highlighted

  3. If you want to change the spacing before or after the selected paragraphs, click the arrow next to Before or After and enter the amount of space that you want.

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