Line Spacing Confusion in Word 2007-2016?

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Guys,

Why is it that there is a Normal Spacing default that is not single spacing in Word 2007-2016? How would one go about typing say a Return Address or an Inside Address using the Normal spacing default option? Or must the text be highlighted and changed to the No Spacing option for a correct format?

Additionally, most papers for school require double spacing. Does this mean that Word users in these versions must use the No Spacing icon in order to begin writing their papers? Or is it acceptable in academia to leave the Normal Spacing on and change the line spacing to double (2.0)

Word 2003 and competitors don't have this issue. Any comments or strategies that users have for dealing with line spacing and address spacing for letters and papers in these versions of Word, please share your knowledge and comment. Thank you!

Jack
 

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The default of the Normal, is in fact a space between paragraphs, which is NOT double spacing.
The no spacing turns off the above.

To get Double spacing one needs to open the Paragraph pane and select the Double spacing.
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Hello Jack,

If most of your papers are based on double spacing for school papers, I would recommend creating a new style or modifying the Normal style to suit your needs.

Create a new style by selecting the Home tab and clicking on the down arrow (with a line above) within the styles selection box, and select Create a Style.

Modify the Normal style be selecting the Home tab, right click on the Normal style within the styles selection box, and select Modify.

Note that the GUI has a drop down box at the bottom left hand corner to select different areas within the style. Also note that there is a radio button to apply your style changes to all new documents.

Good Luck
 

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Hello Jack,

If most of your papers are based on double spacing for school papers, I would recommend creating a new style or modifying the Normal style to suit your needs.

Create a new style by selecting the Home tab and clicking on the down arrow (with a line above) within the styles selection box, and select Create a Style.

Modify the Normal style be selecting the Home tab, right click on the Normal style within the styles selection box, and select Modify.

Note that the GUI has a drop down box at the bottom left hand corner to select different areas within the style. Also note that there is a radio button to apply your style changes to all new documents.

Good Luck
This example illustrates perfectly how the later versions of Word have become more complicated due to issues like this. It makes me want to answer the calling of Google Docs and Office competitors more and more! I am sure that other users feel the same way.

Jack
 
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