Wondering how to double space in Google Docs? Then read this article to find the answer. We have covered all the methods using which you can double space in Google Docs.
Working in any document where you have to type something. It looks very untidy and messed up when the spacing between the lines and paragraphs is not proper. Irrespective of the document which you are using for the project you need to make sure that the spacing is perfect and should comfort the eyes of the readers. If you fail to comfort the reader then what is the point of even putting effort into the project.
If you came here looking for a guide to help you with Google Docs spacing then you are at the right place. We are going to share with you all the possible methods using which you can change and adjust the spacing between the lines and paragraphs. Let’s take a look at the methods that can be used for double space in Google Docs.
Read the below-mentioned methods to know how to double space on Google Docs with ease.
1. Toolbar Shortcut (Desktop)
While writing the text you might notice that the document is not looking appealing. That may be because the spacing between the lines is not proper. To change the spacing between the lines follow the steps mentioned below:
Select the paragraph which you think might have an issue with the spacing.
On the toolbar menu, you can observe shortcuts, click on the icon having an arrow and paragraph. ( shortcut for line spacing)
A menu will appear having a spacing sub-menu, and other options that can enhance the spacing.
To change spacing into double spacing you need to select the ‘Double’ option from the list of spacing.
Using the above steps you can change the spacing between the selected lines. To change the spacing for the whole document you need to select the document and then proceed with the steps.
Using the format menu you will land upon the same list which you have accessed through the shortcut. Some of you might not know this method as this is not the most preferred one. But we will still mention this method as it is almost the same. You can choose between the two depending on your preference. Take a look at the steps below to change.
Select the paragraph in which you want to change the spacing
Click on the ‘Format’ option in the toolbar
In the list click on the ‘Line Spacing’ option and then select the ‘Double’ option
That’s how you can change the spacing and make it double. Though you have learned how you can change the spacing. Other than just using the default spacing you can customize the settings and change them according to your requirement.
3. Double Space In Google Docs Using Mobile Application
In case of an emergency or where you don’t have access to the laptop then also you can change the spacing between the lines and paragraphs easily. Using the mobile application of Google Docs you can change the spacing. Read the steps below to change.
Open the Google Docs mobile application and select the document which you want to change
In the document select the paragraphs in which you want to increase the spacing
After the selection of paragraphs, click on the editing menu. The menu’s icon has ‘A’ with a paragraph sign.
In the editing menu, click on the ‘paragraph’ option and then select the line spacing.
That’s it, after you select the spacing you can see the changes in the document.
Change Double Space Settings for All Documents
Changing each paragraph or document manually can be tiring. If you want to change the spacing of the document you can change it and make it your default preference. After you make it default, all your documents will have the same spacing.
Follow the Steps to Change the Settings to Default.
Open the document, select, and change the paragraph to double space.
After you have changed the paragraph then click on the ‘Normal text’ option on the toolbar
In the menu click on the arrow next to the Normal text option
Select the ‘Update Normal text to match’ option
Once you have changed the preference you can observe that all you document will have the updated settings i.e, double space in Google Docs.
We have listed all the methods which can help you in changing the setting to double space in Google Docs. if you wish to keep your setting to default then you can use the last method and change double space in Google Docs to default.
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Tanmay is a technical writer from the field of mass communication. He aims to communicate the best of the technology to the readers through his write ups. If not writing you can find him with his camera capturing nature and exploring the unexplored world.
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