Double space

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 space

This is an example of what a

document with double spacing

looks like.

Example of single space

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

Related pages

Also see: White space, Word processor