Change New Word document default line spacing

September 17, 2011 at 12:22:59
Specs: Windows 7
Trying to eliminate the extra spacing between lines as default in new Word docs, I tried Microsoft “Fix it” and also their instructions for doing it manually, but neither worked. Then I tried to change the default style to “No Spacing” with some methods that I found in forums. None of those things would make the “No Spacing” style stick, and every time I opened a new doc, it defaulted to “Normal”. Then just poking around the program, I discovered a way to eliminate the extra spacing. I never did get the default style changed and new docs still open in “Normal”, but the following steps eliminated the extra spacing as default for that style.

Open Word and select the “Home” tab
Right click on “Normal” style
Select Modify
“Style for following paragraph: ” select “No Spacing”
Go to bottom of page and select “New documents based on this template”
Click on “OK”

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September 18, 2011 at 23:05:21
For Office 2010 you would use this setup, i think its the same for office 2007 aswell

On the home tab you will see "paragraph" there is this little button next to it that has an arrow pointing SE click this.

Apply what setting you want.
Then click Default.

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