Double space

1. In text formatting, a double space means sentences contain a full blank line (the equivalent of the full height of a line of text) between the rows of words. By default, most programs have single spacing enabled, which is a slight space between each line of text, similar to how this paragraph looks. Most word processors and browsers allow for custom spacing.

Example of double spacing

This is an example of what a

document with double spacing

looks like.

Example of single spacing

This is an example of what a
document with single spacing
looks like.

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2. DoubleSpace is a technology from Microsoft that compresses and uncompresses the data on a hard drive using FAT. By compressing the data contained on a hard drive more data can be stored on a hard drive. Today, with bigger hard drives and newer file systems DoubleSpace is no longer used.

Also see: White space, Word processor