How to Single Space in Word for Office 365

Document spacing can have an impact on a number of things, including the number of pages in the document. Use these steps to single space in Word.

  1. Open the document.
  2. Click inside the document and press Ctrl + A to select everything.
  3. Select the Home tab at the top of the window.
  4. Click the Line and Paragraph Spacing button.
  5. Choose the 1.0 option.

Our article continues below with additional information and pictures for each of these steps.

A document in Microsoft Word can have a lot of different formatting options, including the amount of space between lines.

If your current document is double spaced, or if it appears to have spacing that is more or less than the single spacing you need, then you may be looking for a way to adjust that.

Our guide below will show you how to single space in Word by selecting all of the text in the document and adjusting the line spacing setting.

How to Use Single Spacing in Word for Office 365

The steps in this article were performed in the Microsoft Word for Office 365 version of the application, but will work in most other versions as well.

Step 1: Open your document in Microsoft Word.

Step 2: Click inside the document, then press Ctrl + A on your keyboard to select everything. If this is a new, blank document then you can skip this step.

select the text to single space

Step 3: Select the Home tab at the top of the window.

click the Home tab

Step 4: Click the Line & Paragraph Spacing button in the Paragraph section of the ribbon.

click the Line and Paragraph Spacing button

Step 5: Choose the 1.0 option from the dropdown menu to switch the document to single spacing.

how to single space in Word

Note that there is a Line Spacing Options button at the bottom of that dropdown menu. If you select that option you will be able to further customize your document spacing, as well as set a new default spacing option if you would like.

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