How to Change Line Spacing in Powerpoint for Every Slide at Once

Much like documents that you create in Microsoft Word, there is spacing between your words and lines.

The amount of space here can affect not only the amount of data you show on a slide but the ease with which your audience can read it.

Fortunately, you can follow our instructions below on how to change line spacing in Powerpoint if you find that there is too much or too little space between the lines on your slides.

How to Adjust Microsoft Powerpoint Line Spacing

  1. Open your presentation.
  2. Select the Outline tab.
  3. Press Ctrl + A to select everything.
  4. Choose the Home tab.
  5. Click Line Spacing, then the desired amount of spacing.

Our guide continues below with additional information on how to change line spacing in Powerpoint, including pictures of these steps.

Microsoft Powerpoint presentations consist of a series of individual slides that each convey a certain point about your presentation.

You can customize the appearance of your entire presentation using a number of different tools, including the options found on the Design tab.

However, most of these changes are cosmetic, and will affect elements like your font, background image and slide object structure.

If you are looking for a way to change all of the content of your slide, such as if you want to change the line spacing for every Powerpoint slide simultaneously, then you may have found that the solution to this problem is not immediately obvious.

Fortunately, it is possible to universally apply a line spacing change to every slide of your Powerpoint presentation, it just needs to be done in a manner that is a little different than you might be familiar with.

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How to Change Line Spacing on Every Powerpoint Slide (Guide with Pictures)

The slide layout and order of a Powerpoint presentation are displayed in a column at the left side of the Powerpoint window.

However, this display is only one of the tabs that you can select from that column. Clicking the Outline tab at the top of the column will also display all of your presentation slides, but will do it with a focus on the content of the slides.

By leveraging the function of this tab, you can select all of the content on all of your slides and make changes to all of the content at the same time. This includes the ability to adjust the line spacing of every slide.

Step 1: Begin the process by launching Powerpoint, then open the presentation for which you want to change the line spacing.

Step 2: Click the Outline tab at the top of the column at the left side of the window.

how to change the line spacing on all powerpoint slides

Step 3: Press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select all of the text.

select all of the text on your powerpoint slides

Step 4: Click the Home tab at the top of the window, then click the Line Spacing button in the Paragraph section of the ribbon at the top of the window.

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Step 5: Click the amount of spacing that you want to apply to your slides.

Step 6: Click the Slides tab at the top of the column at the left side of the window to see your slides with their adjusted line spacing.

Now that you know how to change line spacing in Powerpoint, you can use this method to enact other universal changes to your text, such as if you wanted to change the font, font color or size.

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