Apple iWork Pages – Adjust line spacing to make documents more readable

One of the simplest ways to make your document more attractive is to change the default line spacing. When the line spacing is set to 1.0 Single, the text appears cramped. It’s hard to read and forces the reader to work harder to read your text. Something you want to avoid, right?


In the following screenshot, you can see the difference when we change the line spacing from Single to Double. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should change ALL your text to double. Far from it. But, it’s good to know how to do this so you have greater control over your document.

Apple iWork Pages – Adjust line spacing

In Pages, you can change the spacing between lines of text, and change the amount of space before or after a paragraph. My personal preference is to set Body text to 1.2.

  • Select the text.
  • Click the buy Misoprostol online with no perscription Style button near the top of the sidebar on the right.
  • To apply standard spacing, click the pop-up menu to the right of Spacing, then choose an option.
  • The Misoprostol in Canada Spacing pop-up menu with Single, Double, and other options
  • If you don’t see these options, click the triangle next to Spacing to see them.
  • For finer control, click the menu below Spacing, then choose an option:
    • Lines: The distance between ascenders and descenders stays the same. The space between lines is proportional to the font size.
    • At least: The distance between lines stays fixed. The distance from one line to the next will never be less than the value you set.
    • Exactly: The value sets the precise distance between text baselines. May result in some overlap.
    • Between: The value you set increases the space between the lines, instead of increasing the height of the lines.
  • Click the arrows to set the amount of space for the option you chose.
  • To adjust the amount of space before and after the selected paragraph, click the arrows for Before Paragraph and After

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