How do I double space in Microsoft Word?

To double space or change the spacing of text in Microsoft Word follow the steps below.

  1. Open Microsoft Word and the document you want to modify.
  2. Highlight the text you want to have double spaced or select all.
  3. Right-click the selected text and click Format. and then Paragraph or just Paragraph depending on your version of Word.
  4. In the Paragraph window under spacing change from Single to Double and then click Ok. Below is an example of what this window may look like while in Microsoft Word.

Microsoft Word doule space

Tip: If you want to convert text from a double space to a single space, the above steps can be reversed. However, instead of selecting "Double" under Line spacing, select "Single."

Additional information

  • See the double space definition for further information and related links.