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Using Word 2010 is there a simple way to change the default

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Using Word 2010 is there a simple way to change the default to no spacing between lines?

Our default is 'normal' but that automatically inserts a linespace, which we don't want.

We can see how to change it manually, but we want it to be the permanent default.
Hi and thanks for your question. My name is XXXXX XXXXX I will be happy to assist you.

Absolutely you can change that setting to the default. Here's how:

  1. Open Word.
  2. Look in the Paragraph section of the Ribbon.
  3. Click on the little arrow in the bottom right hand corner of that section.
  4. The Paragraph window will open. Under the Spacing section change the Before and After options to 0 pt and change the Line Spacing to Single.
  5. Now click the Set as Default button.
  6. In the confirmation window, select All documents based on the Normal.dotm template.
  7. Click OK.




After you do that all new Word documents will start with no line spacing. Let me know if you run into any trouble . Thanks!

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Great - thanks!

No problem, happy to help. Thank you!
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