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How can I adjust distance between lines of text in writer?

asked 2017-06-10 16:21:02 +0200

appreciatethehelp gravatar image

updated 2017-06-10 16:21:33 +0200

Hey guys, real easy one here for ya: how can I adjust the distance or "spacing" between lines of text?

My apologies for burdening everyone with such a basic question.

Also, is the distance between lines of text called "justification" or "spacing" in Libreoffice? I tried searching writer using both those terms but it didn't return the desired result.

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answered 2017-06-10 19:19:32 +0200

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Open F11 styles. Right click the underlined (=used) style for the paragraph your cursor is in.
Click Modify...
You'll find a drop down 'Line Spacing' on Indents & Spacing tab.
There you choose the spacing between lines of text.
Spacing refers to the space above/below paragraphs. Hit Ctrl+F10 to toggle visibility of control characters (like paragraph marks)

Hit F1 with that dialogue open to see the associated help.

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I am using LO on mac- F11 doesn't open "styles". How can I get there by navigating through the menu?

appreciatethehelp gravatar imageappreciatethehelp ( 2017-06-11 04:13:50 +0200 )edit

Menu Styles>Styles and Formatting

komma4 gravatar imagekomma4 ( 2017-06-11 05:25:49 +0200 )edit
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