Change the line spacing between lines of text

To make the text on your slides easier to read, you might want to change the spacing between lines of text and between paragraphs in your PowerPoint presentation.

  1. On the slide, select the text that you want to change.

  2. Click Home, and in the Paragraph group, click the dialog box launcher.
    PowerPoint Ribbon Image

Pick the spacing option that you want:
Paragraph dialog box in PowerPoint

  • To change the spacing above a paragraph, type or click the arrows next to Before.

  • To change the spacing below a paragraph, type or click the arrows next to After.

  • To change the spacing above and within a paragraph, type or click the arrows next to Line Spacing.

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Applies To: PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint 2007, PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint 2016 Preview



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