A spacing of "Single" refers to the line height. It means that the line the
characters are shown on is 120 per cent of the font height (if you are using
Times New Roman).
What you are seeing is the "Leading", which Word calls "Space Before" and
Somehow, you have inadvertently set your Normal style to "Automatically
Update". The next time you changed a paragraph, that setting was stored in
your Normal style. From then, it automatically applies to any document you
To fix this, use Format>Style>Modify>Paragraph to change the space above or
space below on your Normal style. Then quit Word and say Yes when asked to
Save the Normal Template.
We need to keep repeating: Re-installing does NOTHING to fix things unless
you first run Remove Office Utility from the Extras folder of your Office
CD. Because re-installing does not replace files that already exist on the
This responds to article ,
from "Josh" on 16/3/04 3:46 AM:
> I was using word normall the other week. Quit normally and so forth.
> Next time I start word up, I begin typing, and everytime I press
> return, or I reach the end of the line and move onto a new line, it's
> double spaced! I check the document settings, and the spacing is set
> as single. I have no idea how this started, for I did not change
> anything. I was hoping someone would be able to give me some advice as
> how to fix this problem.
> Today, I reinstalled office, no luck, still doing the same thing, and
> it's a different version of office.
> Thank you
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