Double-space the lines in a document

You can double-space all or part of a document. Changes that you make to the spacing are saved when you save the document, but you can make additional changes at any time.

Note: The default document spacing for any blank document is 1.15.

What do you want to do?

Double-space the entire document

Double-space the selected text

Double-space the entire document

  1. On the Home tab, in the Styles group, right-click Normal, and then click Modify.

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  2. Under Formatting, click the Double Space button, and then click OK.

    Formatting for the entire document changes to double spacing.

Double-space the selected text

  1. Select the text that you want to change.

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

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  3. Click 2.0.

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