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    Word 2008: line spacing
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    Word 2008: line spacing
    I recently got Office 2008 and everything looks pretty good so far. One problem I'm having is with line spacing. Even though I have line spacing set to default (single space) it looks like it's 1.5 space. It's really annoying since it spaces everything out more and takes up more room. Plus, I don't think my profs are going to accept it if they want single space for a paper.

    Does anyone know why this is and how to get it back to normal?
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    ARG! Never mind. I figured out that they have paragraph spacing set to a default of 10pt. I don't know why they put these ridiculous default setting on, like the 1.25 right and left margins. It's so annoying because I have to go through and reset them every time I start a new document.
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    Word 2008: line spacing

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    You can set the default for the margins in Format-document.

    You can set the spacing for paragraphs for the normal template that opens when you open a new document. The method is described at the Microsoft site for Office:mac 2008.
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/help.ms...0-218aa58c961e

    Hope this helps.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billsmith568 View Post
    You can set the default for the margins in Format-document.

    You can set the spacing for paragraphs for the normal template that opens when you open a new document. The method is described at the Microsoft site for Office:mac 2008.
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/help.ms...0-218aa58c961e

    Hope this helps.
    Awesome!! Thanks for the info, and great first post.

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    Quote Originally Posted by billsmith568 View Post
    You can set the default for the margins in Format-document.

    You can set the spacing for paragraphs for the normal template that opens when you open a new document. The method is described at the Microsoft site for Office:mac 2008.
    http://www.microsoft.com/mac/help.ms...0-218aa58c961e

    Hope this helps.
    That makes my life SO much easier. Great tip!!

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    Word 2008: line spacing

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    what are the original settings supposed to be if not 10 pt? I have been messing around with it, but I can't figure it out. Please help.
    Thanks

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    10 pt adds 10 points of space with each hard return. (?!)
    0 (zero) pt is more conventional.

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