How to change line spacing in Google Docs

How to change line spacing in Google Docs

On many occasions this was necessary they change The line spacing in the document of The Google the documents. We may need to add a double space in a document or want to add a single space in a business letter. Regardless of this, we can have it and even customize it.

Although Google Docs does not have the same features that we will find in Microsoft Word. It has very interesting and useful options like writing fractions, adding PDF, summaries, tracking changes, etc. It is a free cloud tool that is constantly evolving and adjusting the line spacing is very simple.

Adjust or change line spacing in Google Docs

It is possible to change the line spacing of the entire document or only a specific part. In the case of a new document, we can adjust the spacing before starting and then focus on the content. If we already have text in the document, we will have to select what we want to change.

Let’s click the Line and Paragraph Spacing button on the toolbar or we can choose Format > Line and Paragraph Spacing from the menu. After that we will see several preset options, from which we can choose any of them.

Obviously, we can use different leading between lines in the same document. We will only have to select the text we want to change and choose the space.

Add or remove spaces before and after paragraphs

In the line and paragraph spacing options, we will also see two options available for paragraphs. This is very useful if you want sentences to be spaced a certain way, but you want more space between paragraphs.

Document options.

Let’s select the paragraphs we want to change and click on the Line and Paragraph Spacing from Format button. Now we will choose “Add Space Before Paragraph” or “Remove Space After Paragraph”, depending on what we want to achieve.

Example of changing leading in Google Docs.

We will then see that the text we selected has been updated to the settings we specified earlier.

Set custom line spacing option

custom spacing.

If the line spacing presets don’t work, you can create your own. We’ll click on Format > Line and Paragraph Spacing and then choose Custom Spacing.

So we can create leading in custom Google Docs.

A box will open and we will have to enter the spacing we want to use in the Line Spacing box. In addition, we can adjust the space between paragraphs. We will enter the number in the boxes before and/or after; When we are done we will click on “Apply”.

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