Change Line Spacing in Microsoft Word 2010
Edited by Thor, Crystal, Eng
Hello and welcome to VisiHow. Today I'm going to show you how to space lines and align paragraphs in Microsoft Word 2010. I'm going to show you a number of Hotkeys as well that will make this process a lot faster and easier.
The first thing we need to do is select a piece of text and to do that with a Hotkey Command we can use Shift and the arrow keys. Using Shift Down I can highlight the whole paragraph.
Now I want to change the line spacing using Hotkeys, if I want double line spacing I'm going to press Ctrl 2. You can see now that the text is double spaced. This is important for essays and other types of documents.
If I want to set a 1.5 line spacing I'm going to press Ctrl 5. As you can see the text is now changed.
If I want to single space the lines I can press Ctrl 1 to return it to the normal setting.
If I want to align a paragraph, as you can see it's already highlighted, I'm going to press Ctrl E. Now I've aligned the paragraph between the center and the left. If I press Ctrl E again it returns it to the left side, if I press it again it aligns it in the middle.
If I want to switch a paragraph between justified and left-aligned, I can press Ctrl J. Now you see it's in the justified setting, which is equal on both sides. So, this is a way to switch between different alignments.
I can also use Ctrl R to switch to the right alignment. So I can use Ctrl E to switch to the centered alignment, Ctrl J to switch to justified alignment, and Ctrl L to switch to the left alignment.
If I want to indent the paragraph from the left, where you'd normally press tab to make an indent in the paragraph, I can press Ctrl M, and that's going to move the whole paragraph and indent it, moving it inwards.
If I want to indent it further, I can press Ctrl M again, but if I want to remove it, I can press Ctrl Shift M.
We can also use the undo function which works for everything, which is Ctrl Z. The undo function, Ctrl Z, is a universal function which works for undoing everything, but if we want to specifically undo the indent press Ctrl Shift M.
Next, we can make a hanging indent, and we can do this by pressing Ctrl T. You can see that it's made a T shaped hanging indent.
We can also extend that by pressing Ctrl T a couple more times, if you want to make a bigger hanging indent.
If I want to undo that, I can use Ctrl Z, the universally undo symbol, or we can press Ctrl Shift T.
If you want to remove paragraph formatting, you can press Ctrl Q. That will undo all the formatting we've done to that paragraph.
This is how to space lines and align paragraphs in a document in Microsoft Word 2010. If you have any thoughts, questions or comments please leave them in the section below. You've been watching VisiHow. Goodbye.
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Recent edits by: Crystal, Thor