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Setting line spacing

From: Publisher 2010 Essential Training

Video: Setting line spacing

When you adjust the space between lines in various paragraphs of text in a publication, you can really change the look and the readability of that content. So we are going to look at line spacing now, which is little bit different from paragraph spacing that we talked about in the previous lesson. We're going to continue to work with our menu, menu3.pub, if you are catching up. We are on the last page, page 4, and we've created a bulleted list here and adjusted the spacing between each of the items, which is the paragraph spacing. But now if we want to adjust the space between the lines, we need to adjust something called line spacing, and we can do that for each of the items by first selecting them, click and drag across all three items.

Setting line spacing

When you adjust the space between lines in various paragraphs of text in a publication, you can really change the look and the readability of that content. So we are going to look at line spacing now, which is little bit different from paragraph spacing that we talked about in the previous lesson. We're going to continue to work with our menu, menu3.pub, if you are catching up. We are on the last page, page 4, and we've created a bulleted list here and adjusted the spacing between each of the items, which is the paragraph spacing. But now if we want to adjust the space between the lines, we need to adjust something called line spacing, and we can do that for each of the items by first selecting them, click and drag across all three items.

Notice we don't select the bullets; that's okay. The bullets are a separate entity. It's the text we are concerned with, and the spacing between each line. To do that, we are going to go up to the Home tab and make sure it's selected, and in the Paragraph group, next to the Paragraph Spacing button is the Line Spacing button. So when we click this, we have some presets. You will see 1.0, and as we hover over these, you are going to see a real- time preview. As we go down to 1.5, we can see how it gets spaced out. There's double, 2.5, and so on. You can also access line spacing options by clicking the very last item here at the bottom of our menu.

Now from here, we get the Paragraph dialog box. I am just going to move it out of the way of our text, and the sample we see down below is using the current settings. So you can see the alignment, for example, with indents and spacing selected, is centered. That's something we selected earlier. There is Indentation, and then we've got the Line spacing group. We can adjust the spacing before or after paragraphs, and you can see it's set to 0 points Before and 10 points After. That's the Paragraph Spacing. We can also adjust the spacing between lines, and you can see we have got these all arrows to bump it up. And at single spacing, or 1, we can actually go below that if we click the down arrow.

Let's go past single spacing to 0.75, and we'll click OK, and you see that actually squishes the lines together. It keeps the spacing between the paragraphs or the list items in our bulleted list, but the space between each line has been decreased. You can really see what that looks like by clicking off the page to deselect everything. So line spacing is another option for adjusting the look of your text on a page in a publication. Remember, it doesn't only have to go higher than single spacing; it can go below if you need to create a little extra room.

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Publisher 2010 Essential Training

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  1. 5m 35s
    1. Welcome
      1m 31s
    2. Exploring the possibilities with Publisher
      3m 14s
    3. Using the exercise files
      50s
  2. 41m 12s
    1. Understanding the interface
      6m 54s
    2. Creating a new publication
      3m 30s
    3. Editing your business information
      4m 40s
    4. Considerations when saving publications
      4m 0s
    5. Adjusting page and print setup options
      4m 48s
    6. Zooming and panning a publication
      4m 45s
    7. Inserting pages and navigating them
      8m 25s
    8. Using Undo and Redo
      4m 10s
  3. 41m 2s
    1. Adding and modifying text in a frame
      5m 30s
    2. Creating bulleted and numbered lists
      6m 57s
    3. Setting line spacing
      2m 29s
    4. Using AutoFit and linked text
      3m 46s
    5. Using fine typography options
      4m 40s
    6. Using Find and Replace
      4m 11s
    7. Using AutoCorrect
      4m 48s
    8. Using proofing tools
      6m 32s
    9. Translating text
      2m 9s
  4. 14m 17s
    1. Using the scratch area
      2m 53s
    2. Drawing and inserting shapes
      6m 2s
    3. Manipulating objects
      2m 49s
    4. Deleting objects and frames
      2m 33s
  5. 22m 4s
    1. Inserting pictures
      1m 52s
    2. Using picture frames
      2m 30s
    3. Adjusting picture appearance
      3m 29s
    4. Manipulating pictures
      4m 48s
    5. Adding captions to pictures
      2m 40s
    6. Inserting clip art
      3m 31s
    7. Using WordArt
      3m 14s
  6. 12m 45s
    1. Changing fill and line attributes
      4m 46s
    2. Layering objects
      2m 22s
    3. Selecting and grouping multiple objects
      2m 30s
    4. Aligning and distributing objects
      3m 7s
  7. 15m 34s
    1. Inserting tables and choosing preset formats
      4m 17s
    2. Changing cell formatting and layout
      3m 46s
    3. Adjusting rows and columns
      3m 18s
    4. Working with text in tables
      4m 13s
  8. 27m 41s
    1. Creating and applying master pages
      4m 49s
    2. Changing the page background
      3m 25s
    3. Using templates
      3m 54s
    4. Saving design changes to a template
      3m 19s
    5. Using the Design Checker
      3m 3s
    6. Using building blocks
      4m 19s
    7. Adding headers, footers, and page numbering
      4m 52s
  9. 13m 20s
    1. Creating a publication for the web
      1m 43s
    2. Inserting hyperlinks
      4m 23s
    3. Inserting bookmarks
      3m 48s
    4. Running web site checks
      3m 26s
  10. 12m 5s
    1. Creating a recipient list
      2m 29s
    2. Inserting merge fields
      3m 5s
    3. Performing a mail merge
      2m 13s
    4. Performing an email merge
      4m 18s
  11. 14m 34s
    1. Previewing and printing your publication
      4m 0s
    2. Setting commercial print options
      3m 3s
    3. Saving your publication for a commercial printer
      2m 35s
    4. Saving your publication for another computer
      2m 6s
    5. Saving your publication to other formats
      2m 50s
  12. 22s
    1. Goodbye
      22s

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