To adjust the spacing that comes before or after a paragraph, place your cursor in the paragraph that you want to adjust, and click Home > Paragraph Settings.
You can adjust the line spacing in a paragraph to be more tight, or more open. Place your cursor in the paragraph, and click Home > Line and Paragraph Spacing.
I'm formatting my resume and I want to adjust the spacing.
Previously, I showed you how to adjust the spacing between lines. Now, I'll adjust the spacing
that comes before or after the paragraph.
I place my cursor in the paragraph that I want to adjust,
then, on the HOME tab,
I click Paragraph Settings.
I like to use the Spacing options in Paragraph Settings, because here I can specify
exactly how much spacing I want to add Before and After this paragraph.
I can look here, to see how this paragraph is currently formatted in terms of spacing.
I can see it's single-line spacing
and there's no space Before the paragraph,
but there's 12 pts of space After the paragraph.
To just the Before and After spacing, I can click up or down
or I can enter the number I want, for example, I can change this from 0 Before
and 12 pts After-ward to 6 pts Before and 24 pts
By default, Word adds the spacing to this paragraph,
even if the text before and after this paragraph are the same style.
Now, I want that, so I'll leave this box unchecked.
If I don't like the way it looks,
I can go back to Paragraph Settings and change the spacing again or
I can always undo my changes by pressing Ctrl+Z.
Up next, I'll show you how to adjust spacing throughout the document.