How to Add Space After Every Paragraph in Google Docs

Line spacing is an important component for making a document readable. When there isn’t any spacing between lines or paragraphs, it can be difficult for your audience to read. You may already know how to double space a document in Google Docs, but there are some other line spacing options as well.

Our tutorial below is going to show you how to add a space after every paragraph in your document. Typically this is something that you would need to apply before you begin your document but, fortunately, you can select an entire document and apply line spacing after each paragraph even if the entire document is already written.

How to Add Space After Each Paragraph in an Existing Google Docs File

The steps in this article were performed in the desktop version of Google Chrome, but will work in other desktop browsers like Firefox and Edge as well. By completing the steps in this guide you will be selecting your entire document, then adding a space after each paragraph in the document. If you need to change some other settings, this article will show you how to change your Google Docs margins.

Step 1: Sign into your Google Drive at If you aren’t already signed into your Google Account you will be prompted to do so.

Step 2: Open the document to which you wish to add spacing after each paragraph.

Step 3: Click somewhere inside your document, then press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select the entire document contents.

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Step 4: Click the Line Spacing button in the toolbar above the document body.

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Step 5: Choose the Add space after paragraph option.

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Note that if you only want to add space after a specific paragraph, then you would click inside that paragraph without pressing Ctrl + A to select the entire document.

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