How To Double Space In Word? All Method Explained.

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Hello Readers, Microsoft Word is a widely used desktop softwares from windows in the world to create any document. So, I feel that I should share some tutorials regarding Microsoft Word. Today I will share complete guide with steps and all methods about how to double space in word. I will also share every possible ways and method to double space in word.

Keep reading….

Well, first of all let me share some details about Microsoft Word.

Basic Details –

What is Microsoft word?

Microsoft Word is a widely used productivity software provided by Microsoft. Microsoft Word is included in Microsoft office suit. Most of the office and other productivity task related to creating documents will be done using Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Word is available as a mobile application both on iOS and Android also. Word is also available in most of the major used computer operating system like windows, Apple macOS, Linux (with parallel space or wine).

You can use word to create professional documents, educational documents, reports, resumes, text documents and many more.

Microsoft Word offers wide range of features that are very useful. Before moving to our actual guide about double space in word, here are some features that I would like to mention for your knowledge.

  • Spelling check
  • Grammar check
  • Font formatting
  • Image insert
  • Support of HTML and many more.

Well, I hope you know what is Microsoft Word. Now, let’s move to the actual solution on how to double space in word.

How To Double Space In Word?

Microsoft Word has this function called “double space” which really helps writers save time. This function allows users to increase the space among individual lines of the entire document. A substitute to this, otherwise, would have been hitting Enter twice after the end of each line. ‘Double Space’ submits the amount of space indicated among the individual text line of your document or paper.

Microsoft Word is used for most of our writing stuff related to office or personal work. We use it for drafting, letters, written applications and so on. On the other hand, the function ‘Single Space’ offers a lesser amount of space among the text lines of a typed document.

Before moving to the steps and method to double space in word, let me give you idea why do we need double space feature in word?

Why do we need Double-space?

Double-space in Word is required to enhance the room among the text lines of a document to put marks, comments, or remarks easily once the document has printed out. The extra space enables reviewers to put comments or remarks at the required place, near the text, without overwriting on the surrounding text.

What is Double-space in Microsoft Word?

Double-space refers to the space of a full blank line which is equal to the total height of the text line among the rows of a Word document. Usually, a slight space with a value of 1.15 is used among the text lines of a document by several companies.

I am sure that you will like this, Word provides both custom and automatic double space functions in a document.

Sometimes your academic teacher or supervisor requires you to write a paper with double spacing. There you need to take advantage of this function. If this function were not added to Word, the alternative method would have been pressing Enter key twice at the end of each line which would have taken a lot of time, especially, for lengthy documents.

Before moving forward. I must tell you that you should keep in mind that while using such word-wrapping techniques that you can have a different result in the printing of a document or viewing on another screen of a different size. You have the freedom to double-space the entire content in a document or a part of it using newer versions of the Microsoft Office Word.

Now, let’s move to actual solution. Keep reading.

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How to double space in word?

Without further ado, let’s get into the way we can double-space text in Word document.

I will explain 3 different methods to complete the task that we are talking about. Please ready the steps:

Method 1 – Double-space the whole content within a document before starting to write:

  1. Go to Design tab

    click on design option

  2. Then select ‘Paragraph spacing’

    click on paragraph spacing

  3. Select ‘Double’ and you are done.

    click on double

This method will change the line spacing of the entire document. Let’s check the second method.

Method 2 – Double-space only a part of the content within a document:

  1. Select the part of the content which you want to be double spaced. (Through cursor or Shift + Arrow keys)
  2. Go to Home tab.
    Click on home tab
  3. Hover your cursor to “Line and paragraph spacing”.
    click on line and paragraph spacing
  4. From the drop-down menu, select the value 2.0 (2.0 value is considered as double-space)
    Click on 2.0 spacing

If you receive an already written document and you want to apply double-space to the entire document, here’s the method:

Method 3 – Applying double-space to the entire (already written) document:

If you want to change the entire document follow these steps:

  1. Open the document and press Ctrl + A.
  2. Click on Home Tab.
    Click on home tab
  3. Click the arrow-down indication in paragraph group.
    click on indicator
  4. A paragraph dialogue box should be displayed on your screen.
  5. Check that ‘Indent and spacing’ tag has been selected.
  6. Find two boxes, ‘Before’ and ‘After’ within ‘Spacing section’.
  7. Set ‘Line spacing’ to double.
    select double from dropdown
  8. Click OK.

So, Readers, these are all the method through which you can double space in word document. I hope you will have your solution about your question.

Here are some frequently asked question related to Word and double space in Word.

FAQs –

Why do I need to use the Double spacing option in a Word document?

Double-space in Word is required to enhance the room among the text lines of a document to put marks, comments, or remarks easily once the document has printed out. The extra space enables reviewers to put comments or remarks at the required place, near the text, without overwriting on the surrounding text.

Is there any shortcut key on the keyboard for double spacing Word?

Yes, on your keyboard press the keys Ctrl + 2 to double-space in a Word document.

Can I double-space only a part of the text within a single document?

Yes, you can apply the double-space option to a specific part of your text. Simply select the part of the content that you want double-spaced and:
1. Go to Home tab
2. Hover your cursor to ‘Line and paragraph spacing’
3. Select 2.0 value

Is 2.0 double spaced?

Yes, 2.0 value in spacing is called double space.

What does double space mean in typing?

Double space means space between lines in paragraph or document in simple words.

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Final Words –

I feel that word is a most useful desktop base and mobile base app to keep productivity with your documents. There are lots of other softwares or app like word is there but, Word is widely used. So, with the usage you will get to know about its features and difficulties to understand the features and its functionality.

Well, I have tried to explain one of the feature which is more useful in formatting the space between lines with all possible methods with screen shots to make you understand better.

So, this is all from my side. Let me know your questions in comments.

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