How to Enable Double-Spacing in Microsoft Word

By Techwalla Contributor

By default, Microsoft Word is set for single-spacing. If you wish to enable double-spacing, please follow these steps.

Things You'll Need

  • Microsoft Word XP/2003

Step 1

Launch Microsoft Word and make sure you are looking at a blank document.

Step 2

On the top menu, click on 'Format' and choose 'Paragraph.'

Step 3

Under the section 'Spacing,' for the option 'Line Spacing,' simply choose 'Double-Spacing' instead.

Step 4

Click on 'OK' and start typing. Your entire document will be double-spaced now.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can always play around with the settings. Simply follow the preview image below the option to see how it would look.