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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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