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Too much spacing between lines. How do I fix?

asked 2019-02-03 02:03:58 +0200

bargi gravatar image

I copied an attached document from gmail and now there are 4 or 5 blank lines after every two printed lines. How do I remove the blank lines and get the paragraph together?

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answered 2019-02-03 08:05:31 +0200

ajlittoz gravatar image

You didn't describe the offending document: is it an .odt or a .doc(x)?

Does the extra spacing occur on every line or only between paragraphs?

To answer this question, enable View>Formatting Marks because users frequently create vertical space between paragraphs with an empty paragraph.

Is the document "styled" or manually formatted?

This can be asserted by putting the cursor in a paragraph and looking at the "paragraph style" drop-down menu at bottom left of the toolbar. If it reads Default Style, manual formatting is in effect. Check a handful of paragraphs to make sure.

The fix depends on your purpose. If you intend to keep the document and review it on a "long-term" job, you'll be better off to reformat it using styles consistently. If you throw it away after reading it, just play with Default Style properties:

  • open the styles catalog with F11
  • right-click on Default Style and Modify
  • go to the Indents & Spacing tab
  • change the above and below spacing or line spacing parameters
  • check the effects with Apply and repeat previous step
  • when you're satisfied, push OK

In case this is not enough to solve your problem, answer my questions above through a comment, not an answer. Eventually, give more technical detail in your question itself (click on the edit link in the question).

To show the community your question has been answered, click the ✓ next to the correct answer, and "upvote" by clicking on the ^ arrow of any helpful answers. These are the mechanisms for communicating the quality of the Q&A on this site. Thanks!

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