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How can we mostly quickly reduce or increase line spacing in Word 2007?
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by:JanStoops
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The following link gives you screenshots about it: http://thenewpaperclip.com/2007/05/20/change-line-spacing-in-word-2007/
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Hello, not sure if this works in 2007, but in 2010 you can choose Style Sets from the styles drop down in the ribbon.
Each Style sets has its own line and para spacing.

Cheers, Teylyn
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To quickly reduce or increase line spacing:

FROM Word HELP:

To do this:                                     Press:
Single-space lines.                        CTRL+1
Double-space lines.                       CTRL+2
Set 1.5-line spacing.                     CTRL+5
Add or remove one line space
preceding a paragraph.         CTRL+0 (zero)
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by:ksfok
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Please remember we are talking about Word 2007.
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The keyboard shortcuts above work in Word 2003 and in Word 2010. I assume they also work in Word 2007, but I don't have that in front of me right now.
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More help, please?
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by:Paul Sauvé
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More help, please?
This article, concerning Word 2007, repeats most of the information already in the above answers: Adjust the line spacing between text or paragraphs

All of the above answers reply exactly to the question "How can we mostly (sic) quickly reduce or increase line spacing in Word 2007?" Can you be more explicit as to exactly what you require more help with, please?

Thank you,

PaulS
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by:ksfok
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I just need to be able to quickly increase/reduce blank between lines.
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So, have you tried any of the above? If so, what worked and what didn't? You need to describe what the problem is in order to give you more detailed suggestions.
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by:Paul Sauvé
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Have you actually tried this (ID: 35074667; Author: paulsauve; 21/04/11 )?

To quickly reduce or increase line spacing:

FROM Word HELP:

To do this:                                     Press:
Single-space lines                        CTRL+1
Double-space lines                       CTRL+2
Set 1.5-line spacing                     CTRL+5
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More short cut?
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by:Paul Sauvé
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Could you please describe in greater detail exactly what you are trying to accomplish?

If, for example, your documents have extra line returns or carriage returns between each paragraph, NONE of the above shortcuts will work. To display formatting symbols: Display formatting symbols
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I want simply to increase or reduce spacing between paragraphs.
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by:Ingeborg Hawighorst (Microsoft MVP / EE MVE)
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Hello,

In your initial question you ask about "line spacing". In comment http:#a35770728 you also ask about "blank between lines".

Please understand that line spacing and paragraph spacing are two different things.

The spacing between paragraphs is determined by the paragraph style. The article paulsauve links to above explains how to select paragraph styles and how to change the spacing for an individual paragraph.

This article http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/style-basics-in-word-HA010230882.aspx#BM4 explains the basics about using, changing and creating paragraph styles.

There are only a few keyboard shortcuts to work with paragraph styles, i.e.

Open Apply Styles task pane.       CTRL+SHIFT+S
Open Styles task pane.             ALT+CTRL+SHIFT+S
Start AutoFormat.                   ALT+CTRL+K
Apply the Normal style.                   CTRL+SHIFT+N
Apply the Heading 1 style.             ALT+CTRL+1
Apply the Heading 2 style.             ALT+CTRL+2
Apply the Heading 3 style.             ALT+CTRL+3

source: Keyboard shortcuts for Microsoft Word

The style sets I mention above use paragraph styles that (among other settings) include a variety of line and paragraph spacing, but they cannot be selected with a keyboard shortcut and they will be applied to the whole document.

There are no keyboad shortcuts to increase or reduce paragraph spacing directly. You will need to define the spacing in your own paragraph styles. You can create a macro to apply a specific style to a paragraph and then assign a keyboard shortcut to that macro.

If all paragraphs are formatted with styles, you can change the definition of the style to increase or reduce the paragraph spacing. This will then apply to all paragraphs formatted with that style.

Of course, you can also just hit the Enter key to insert another paragraph mark between paragraphs, but that would only affect the one paragraph.

cheers, teylyn
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