Make Word line spacing LESS than single

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There’s a simple Microsoft Word trick that lets you shrink the vertical space between lines.

 

Reducing below single line spacing.

To set less than 1 line space go to Paragraph | Line Spacing and choose ‘Multiple’ – yes ‘Multiple’.  Sounds screwy but it works.

Set the Multiple line spacing value to less than one eg 0.7

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Try out various line spacing fractions until you get what you need.

There’s a catch.  Reduce the line spacing too much and the letters will be cut off. Here’s an example with 0.5 line spacing.

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We usually settle for something in the 0.7 to 0.8 range to get the lines close together without clipping.

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