>> Stay informed about: Re: single spacing really double spacing???
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
"Space After". These are Properties of the paragraph and the style that is
Chances are you have mistakenly had your Normal style set to "Automatically
update". If you did, then the day you set extra leading for some reason,
the setting was stored in your Normal Template and is now in use for all new
It's a simple fix: Go to Format>Style>Modify>Paragraph and put it right.
While in that dialog, turn off "Automatically Update" and ensure you check
Save in Template".
Then hold down your Shift key and choose Save All from the File menu. Say
YES if prompted to save the Template.
Now use Format>Paragraph and check the same properties for the paragraph.
Formatting of the paragraph can be different to the style formatting.
Hope this helps
This responds to article ,
from "Josh" on 16/3/04 3:46 AM:
> I was using word normal the other week. Quit normally and so forth.
> Next time I start word up, I begin typing, and every time 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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