Re: How do I stop double spacing after hitting the return key?

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garfield-n-odie

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Nov 5, 2005, 11:35:58 PM11/5/05
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Select the double-spaced paragraphs, click on Format | Paragraph
| Indents and Spacing, and set Spacing Before and After to zero.

aubiepride wrote:

> The problem occurs when I hit return key. Apparently, this is a formatting
> problem. Within the paragraph, I have double spacing. But when I finish a
> paragraph and hit the return key to start a new one, the program
> automatically double spaces it, which is not what I want. I want my
> paragraphs to be single spaced from each other within the document. How do I
> fix this?
> Thanks.
>
> Please email your response to aubie...@msn.com or at
> carlos...@yahoo.com. I appreciate it.

pameluh

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Nov 7, 2005, 1:45:04 PM11/7/05
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Select all (Ctrl+A)

Format | Paragraph | Indents and Spacing tab

Set the spacing before and after to 0"

Check the box that says "Don't add a space between paragraphs of the same
style"

Cheers!

Pamela :)

assisi61

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Apr 16, 2008, 5:39:02 PM4/16/08
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assisi61

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Apr 16, 2008, 5:43:00 PM4/16/08
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I have to do this over and over and over, because I NEVER use the default
spacing for lines or paragraphs; even when I click default after setting as
you said, it never remains default, I have to change the spacing each and
every time to avoid the double-spacing and between paragraphs. Is this a
failure of the software or is there something else I can do to make my
settings permanent until I change them? (It happens as well with a simple
3-line address macro: sometimes it double-spaces, sometimes not. ?

pameluh

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Apr 16, 2008, 5:56:00 PM4/16/08
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Select all (Ctrl+A)
Format | Paragraph | Indents and Spacing tab
Set the spacing before and after to 0 pt
Set the line spacing to Single

Check the box that says "Don't add a space between paragraphs of the same
style"

If that doesn't work, you will need to adjust your Normal style setting as
follows:

Format | Styles and Formatting
Select Normal
On the pull down arrow and select Modify
Click the "Format" button on the bottom left
Select Paragraph and follow the instructions above.

That should do it! Please let me know if that works!

Pamela :)

Beth Melton

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Apr 17, 2008, 12:36:28 AM4/17/08
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After you modify the settings in the Paragraph dialog box click the Default
button at the bottom and confirm you want to change your Normal template.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Beth Melton
Microsoft Office MVP
https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Melton
What is a Microsoft MVP? http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpfaqs

Guides for the Office 2007 Interface:
http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/HA102295841033.aspx

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Cooke@discussions.microsoft.com Dennis Cooke

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May 27, 2008, 2:45:00 PM5/27/08
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Dennis Cooke

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May 27, 2008, 2:48:03 PM5/27/08
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"Beth Melton" wrote:

> When I go to format paragraph option the option "Don't add space between paragraphs of the same style" is grayed out, How do I make it active?


>

Suzanne S. Barnhill

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May 27, 2008, 4:15:49 PM5/27/08
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This option is available only for styles, not individual paragraphs. If you
want to remove spacing from a specific paragraph, just set the Space After
to zero. If the Space After is zero, there will be no space between
paragraphs to suppress.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Howardstown08

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Oct 9, 2008, 11:50:01 AM10/9/08
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Howardstown08

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Oct 9, 2008, 11:58:13 AM10/9/08
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Hi Pamela
Thank you for the tip. The problem I am having is the box re don't add space
is faded out and I'm unable to tick it. So I can only use the the change to
the new setting of the spacing to 0 before having to go back again to reset
it. Can you help?
Thanks
Colette

Suzanne S. Barnhill

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Oct 9, 2008, 12:50:11 PM10/9/08
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Is there a question here? Did you read my reply?

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Howardstown08

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Oct 9, 2008, 1:55:01 PM10/9/08
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Yes, I have made the adjustments to 0 spacing but I am unable to tick the box
"Don't add a space between paragraphs of the same style" It comes up faded
not allowing me to tick. When I have made the adjustment, it will work for
one email only, then I am back to going back into Format and re-doing the
instruction. Why will it not stay/remain applied and continue to revert back
to it's original format. I have read the many communicaitons and hope perhaps
there is another solution for me to try.

Suzanne S. Barnhill

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Oct 9, 2008, 3:36:56 PM10/9/08
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You are making the change in the format of a specific paragraph in a
specific email. You are not making the change in the style itself. If you
want to make the change for all new documents, you must make the change in
the style and write that change back to the template. If, as appears from
this thread, you have Word 2007 and are actually talking about emails rather
than Word documents, then you need to be posting in an Outlook newsgroup,
since only a clone of Word (not Word itself) is used for email in Outlook.

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Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

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Designer Jean

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Mar 10, 2009, 11:05:02 AM3/10/09
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I I have tried all of these suggestions and none of them are doing the job
permanently. I have Office 2003. I changed to Microsoft Word as my e-mail
editoras a possible source for a remedy. I have tried to make NORMAL Style
my e-mail default, but it keeps reverting back to Paragraph Style with double
line-spacing for each new e-mail. I also have tried this in my WORD and I,
too, find the grey box "Make This my Default" is grayed out. This shouldn't
be this difficult, or convoluted, as this is pretty basic stuff. All I want
is NORMAL to be my e-mail default style. What's wrong?

grammatim

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Mar 10, 2009, 12:10:47 PM3/10/09
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This is probably a question about your email program and not about
Word, but why can't you simply accept that your email program requires
that "Paragraph" be the default style, and alter the parameters of the
Paragraph style?

On Mar 10, 11:05 am, Designer Jean


<DesignerJ...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
> I I have tried all of these suggestions and none of them are doing the job
> permanently.  I have Office 2003.  I changed to Microsoft Word as my e-mail
> editoras a possible source for a remedy.  I have tried to make NORMAL Style
> my e-mail default, but it keeps reverting back to Paragraph Style with double
> line-spacing for each new e-mail.  I also have tried this in my WORD and I,
> too, find the grey box "Make This my Default" is grayed out.  This shouldn't
> be this difficult, or convoluted, as this is pretty basic stuff.  All I want
> is NORMAL to be my e-mail default style.  What's wrong?
>
>
>
> "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
> > You are making the change in the format of a specific paragraph in a
> > specific email. You are not making the change in the style itself. If you
> > want to make the change for all new documents, you must make the change in
> > the style and write that change back to the template. If, as appears from
> > this thread, you have Word 2007 and are actually talking about emails rather
> > than Word documents, then you need to be posting in an Outlook newsgroup,
> > since only a clone of Word (not Word itself) is used for email in Outlook.
>
> > --
> > Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > Words into Type
> > Fairhope, Alabama USA
>

> > "Howardstown08" <Howardstow...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message


> >news:76B97DB3-2F14-42FC...@microsoft.com...
> > > Yes, I have made the adjustments to 0 spacing but I am unable to tick the
> > > box
> > > "Don't add a space between paragraphs of the same style" It comes up faded
> > > not allowing me to tick. When I have made the adjustment, it will work for
> > > one email only, then I am back to going back into Format and re-doing the
> > > instruction. Why will it not stay/remain applied and continue to revert
> > > back
> > > to it's original format. I have read the many communicaitons and hope
> > > perhaps
> > > there is another solution for me to try.
>
> > > "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
> > >> Is there a question here? Did you read my reply?
>
> > >> --
> > >> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > >> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > >> Words into Type
> > >> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>

> > >> "Howardstown08" <Howardstow...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in


> > >> message
> > >>news:E2B72FFA-6FA1-4DBC...@microsoft.com...
>
> > >> > "Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote:
>
> > >> >> This option is available only for styles, not individual paragraphs.
> > >> >> If
> > >> >> you
> > >> >> want to remove spacing from a specific paragraph, just set the Space
> > >> >> After
> > >> >> to zero. If the Space After is zero, there will be no space between
> > >> >> paragraphs to suppress.
>
> > >> >> --
> > >> >> Suzanne S. Barnhill
> > >> >> Microsoft MVP (Word)
> > >> >> Words into Type
> > >> >> Fairhope, Alabama USA
>

> > >> >> "Dennis Cooke" <DennisCo...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in


> > >> >> message
> > >> >>news:284FE2BB-54D3-4F68...@microsoft.com...
>
> > >> >> > "Beth Melton" wrote:
>
> > >> >> >> After you modify the settings in the Paragraph dialog box click the
> > >> >> >> Default
> > >> >> >> button at the bottom and confirm you want to change your Normal
> > >> >> >> template.
>
> > >> >> >> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
> > >> >> >> Beth Melton
> > >> >> >> Microsoft Office MVP
> > >> >> >>https://mvp.support.microsoft.com/profile/Melton
> > >> >> >> What is a Microsoft MVP?
> > >> >> >>http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/gp/mvpfaqs
>
> > >> >> >> Guides for the Office 2007 Interface:
> > >> >> >>http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/training/HA102295841033.aspx
>

> > >> >> >> "assisi61" <assis...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

> > >> >> >> >> > Please email your response to aubiepr...@msn.com or at
> > >> >> >> >> > carloswoo...@yahoo.com.  I appreciate it.


>
> > >> >> >> When I go to format paragraph option the option "Don't add space
> > >> >> >> between
> > >> >> >> paragraphs of the same style" is grayed out, How do I make it

> > >> >> >> active?-

ve744

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May 9, 2009, 12:39:01 PM5/9/09
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I have read and done what has been suggested but I too keep getting double
spacing when writing an email. In Word I go to Format/Paragraph/Indent and
Spacings: in the "spacings" section there are 0's and "single". However, I
find no "Default" at the bottom of that page. Any other suggestions?
Thanks

alpine4life

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Mar 5, 2010, 12:42:01 PM3/5/10
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THX for your reply, I'm not the original poster but your answr was easy to
follow, took my 11.7 sec to turn it off (:

Stefan Blom

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Mar 5, 2010, 2:07:11 PM3/5/10
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If you are using Word 2007, do the following to change the defaults back to
those of Word 2003: First, create a new, blank document. Then, on the Home
tab, click Change Styles | Style Set | Word 2003. Finally, click Change
Styles | Set as Default. If/when you are prompted to save the Normal
template, choose to do so.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP

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beautifulbaby

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Mar 28, 2010, 7:11:01 PM3/28/10
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I have no answer, I am having the same problem after hitting the enter key
need single spacing, windows 7 is for the birds, give me windows XP any time,

Suzanne S. Barnhill

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Mar 28, 2010, 9:28:31 PM3/28/10
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You are not getting "double spacing." The default Normal style in Word 2007
has 1.15 line spacing and 10 pts Spacing After. If you want to use the Word
2003 defaults, you can select them instead from Home | Styles | Change
Styles | Style Set.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

http://word.mvps.org

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Doug Robbins - Word MVP

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Mar 28, 2010, 10:00:52 PM3/28/10
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The problem to which you refer has nothing to do with the operating system
(Windows XP or Windows 7). It's a feature of the default setup of Word
2007. If you want to return it to the default for Word 2003, follow the
steps that Stefan outlined.

--
Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via msnews.microsoft.com

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Kapitany

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drlig...@gmail.com

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Pamula
I cant find the fix on my Google Keep. There is no Format/ Paragragh option. Please help.

paul.m...@gmail.com

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Jan 17, 2018, 10:09:57 PM1/17/18
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I found a workaround....it's stupid but it's quick.......the checkboxes feature.
Yep.
Lemme explain.

1. *Double spacing crap happens to you* Argh. Cry!
2. Click "Show checkboxes" to show checkboxes.
3. Click "Hide checkboxes" to hide checkboxes.
4. *Double spacing disappears* Breathe a sigh of relief. Wipe tears*

Yup....
Told you it was stupid.

**NOTE: This eliminates ALL double-spacing, including any double-spacing you meant to put. So before step 2, put a character (I use "." or "-" but it can be anything) to be a placeholder on that desired empty line.**

It's not THE FIX but it's HELLUVA lot faster than the Notepad/ MS Word double-space single-space forest magic and WAAAAAY faster than cavemanning your way through it deleting the spaces yourself.

Enjoy :-)
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