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Default line spacing and default paragraph spacing in Word 2007 differ from the default spacing in earlier versions of Word
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When you work in a Microsoft Office Word 2007 document, you may notice that there is more space between lines in a paragraph and more space between paragraphs than in earlier versions of Microsoft Word.
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To fix the line spacing and paragraph spacing in Word 2007 so that it is the same as in earlier versions of Word, you have to change the Style Set option.
To do this, follow these steps:
Check whether the problem is fixed by checking the line and paragraph spacing. If the spacing is fixed, you are finished with this article. If the problem is not fixed, you can contact support
The following table lists the default line spacing and default paragraph spacing for Word 2007 and for earlier versions of Microsoft Word.
Note Some language versions of Word 2007 may have the same default line spacing and the same default paragraph spacing as earlier versions of Word.
Note To view the line spacing and paragraph spacing options, right-click a paragraph, and then click Paragraph.
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For more information about how to adjust the line spacing in Word 2007, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Article ID: 921174 - Last Review: September 18, 2011 - Revision: 8.0