This video explains the problem with using the Enter key to add space between paragraphs, and how to instead use paragraph breaks to properly create space.
(upbeat lighthearted music)…- [Narrator] A common bad habit that many people have…when working in Word is to press the Return…or Enter key twice to create space between paragraphs.…The problem with doing this is that,…as far as Word is concerned,…each of those blank lines is considered a paragraph itself,…even though there's no text on those lines.…You can see your paragraph breaks by going to the Home tab…and clicking this button here to show the document's format.…So you can see at the top here…that we have the History heading,…followed by a paragraph break, then another paragraph break…acting as a spacer before the next paragraph.…
Then we have the same thing here…and here as well.…And these empty paragraphs are subject…to whatever font size settings are applied to them,…so if you use varying font sizes in your document,…you might end up with varying sizes…of space between paragraphs.…So although it's generally a good idea…to have space between paragraphs…to make your document more readable,…the proper way to do this is by formatting the paragraphs…
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- Drawing a table
- Adding page breaks
- Formatting text in a table
- Using section breaks to control column layouts
- Properly adding space between paragraphs
- Starting page numbering later in a document
- Recovering a document after a crash
- Including both portrait and landscape pages in a document
- Saving to Google Drive from within Word
- Editing PDF content in Word
Skill Level Appropriate for all
1. Word Quick Tips
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