Double space lines in a Word 2016 for Mac document

You can quickly double space your entire document using the Paragraph Spacing button on the Design tab.

  • Click Design > Paragraph Spacing, and then choose Double.

    On the Design tab, the Double option under Paragraph Spacing is highlighted.

This overrides the settings of the style set you’re currently using. If you decide later that you’d like to return to the original settings, click Design > Paragraph Spacing again and choose the option under Style Set. The option may be Default, as shown above, or it will show the name of style set you’re currently using.

Double space part of a document

To double space only part of a document:

  1. Select the paragraphs in your document that you want to change.

  2. On the Home tab, click the Line and Paragraph Spacing button.

    On the Home tab, Line Spacing is highlighted with 2.0 selected.

  3. Choose 2.0 to select double spacing for the paragraphs you selected.

See also

Change the default line spacing

Change the line spacing in Word

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