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Default How do I change Word single space default to double spacing?

Right now, double spacing as a default will work better for me than to have
to go into a ton of documents and update them from single spacing! I have
checked the help screen, but all it does is address how to change the spacing
on a single document. Is there a way to change that default on all Word
documents?
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Default How do I change Word single space default to double spacing?

Line spacing is a formatting attribute of the individual documents, not a
'feature' of Word. Although you may be able to come up with VBA to change
the line spacing in a quantity of documents it will still have to open each
one to make the change and it may also conflict with other formatting in
some of the documents.

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Right now, double spacing as a default will work better for me than to have
to go into a ton of documents and update them from single spacing! I have
checked the help screen, but all it does is address how to change the spacing
on a single document. Is there a way to change that default on all Word
documents?


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Default How do I change Word single space default to double spacing?

Modify the style that the text is based on.

This is probably the 'Normal' style. If you are uncertain about how to
do this, the following procedure is the simplest:

Select any paragraph:

Look in the Style box (left of the Font box) assume it says 'Normal'

Format|Paragraph and set the line spacing to whatever you choose.

Leave the paragraph selected.

Click ONCE in the style box - the Style name will be highlighted.

Type 'Normal' (or whatever it was originally) AND PRESS ENTER.

This will modify the Normal style, and change the appearance of all
documents based upon it.
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Right now, double spacing as a default will work better for me than to have
to go into a ton of documents and update them from single spacing! I have
checked the help screen, but all it does is address how to change the spacing
on a single document. Is there a way to change that default on all Word
documents?



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But, of course, existing documents will not be affected as you modify
the template (unless "Automatically update document styles" is checked
in Tools | Templates and Add-Ins, Templates tab).

Also, note that changing the Normal style may cause undesired
side-effects: since it is the "parent" of many other styles, these may
also be formatted as double-spaced. See
http://word.mvps.org/faqs/customizat...alTemplate.htm.

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"Pat Garard" wrote in message
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Modify the style that the text is based on.

This is probably the 'Normal' style. If you are uncertain about how

to
do this, the following procedure is the simplest:

Select any paragraph:

Look in the Style box (left of the Font box) assume it says 'Normal'

Format|Paragraph and set the line spacing to whatever you choose.

Leave the paragraph selected.

Click ONCE in the style box - the Style name will be highlighted.

Type 'Normal' (or whatever it was originally) AND PRESS ENTER.

This will modify the Normal style, and change the appearance of all
documents based upon it.
--
Regards,
Pat Garard
Melbourne, Australia
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"Esp_etc" wrote in message
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Right now, double spacing as a default will work better for me

than to have
to go into a ton of documents and update them from single spacing!

I have
checked the help screen, but all it does is address how to change

the spacing
on a single document. Is there a way to change that default on

all Word
documents?









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im doing a cv and the spacing between the lines of text are different


"Esp_etc" wrote:

Right now, double spacing as a default will work better for me than to have
to go into a ton of documents and update them from single spacing! I have
checked the help screen, but all it does is address how to change the spacing
on a single document. Is there a way to change that default on all Word
documents?



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If you are using a Word resume template the sections are formatted as a
table - table show gridlines. Apply your own formatting to the text if you
want it different.


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sherriff wrote:
im doing a cv and the spacing between the lines of text are different


"Esp_etc" wrote:

Right now, double spacing as a default will work better for me than
to have to go into a ton of documents and update them from single
spacing! I have checked the help screen, but all it does is address
how to change the spacing on a single document. Is there a way to
change that default on all Word documents?



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Thanks all for your help. it seems I was exasperating the problem by using
cut and paste from a previous doc. I highlighted the whole doc formatted type
style and undid formatting. I then edited and formatted as needed

"Esp_etc" wrote:

Right now, double spacing as a default will work better for me than to have
to go into a ton of documents and update them from single spacing! I have
checked the help screen, but all it does is address how to change the spacing
on a single document. Is there a way to change that default on all Word
documents?

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