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As it comes (at least mine), it automatically double spaces whenever you hit CR.

To me that is a TERRIBLE annoyance; every time I have to go through a bunch of steps to make it single space; I can never remember how.

How can I make it DEFAULT to single space?

How do I adjust the spacing if I want to?

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Question by:Richard Korts
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Single-spaced lines: Press Ctrl+1.

Double-spaced lines: Press Ctrl+2.

1-1/2-spaced lines: Press Ctrl+5.

or take a look at these links.

http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/word-help/adjust-the-line-spacing-between-text-or-paragraphs-HP010368776.aspx


http://www.dummies.com/how-to/content/how-to-set-line-spacing-in-word-2010.html
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I don't think Word actually inserts two carriage returns when you press on Enter. It's just that the default paragraph style is set as multiple line spacing.

You can setup a paragraph just the way you want it (many like old style: Arial, 12 points, single line spacing) then right click on the "Normal" style and click "Update Normal to match selection".

After that:
1. press on the little arrow box on the left bottom of the styles
2. press on Manage styles
3. press on Import/Export
4. select the Normal style in the current document and press Copy to copy (and overwrite) the one in Normal.dotm  
Word Style OrganizerThis will make that all new documents will start by default with your chosen settings.

HTH,
Dan
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by:Richard Korts
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Ctrl+1 does not work; I found on the reference link how to do it "Remove space after paragraph".

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