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At the bottom of the page there is some space, and I need to fit one more line of the paragraph onto this page so that the chapter formats properly. To that end, I wish to decrease somewhat the line spacing between the current last line of the page, and the first line of the following page so that this line will come back to the prior page to become its final line. When I highlight the two lines in question and change the line spacing between them however, it changes the line spacing for all the lines of the para, which I neither need nor want.

How can I change the line spacing between just 2 lines within a paragraph?
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You can't. But you can reduce the line spacing for the whole paragraph by a small multiple (e.g. instead of single line spacing, set the multiple to 0.95). Visually, too, that would also be less noticeable than having just two lines with a different spacing. An alternative would be to insert an ADVANCE field at the start of the first line you want to modify and another at the end of the last-modified line to undo the first field's effects. See: Field codes: Advance field - Office Support
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It is a twelve line paragraph, with the first two lines at the bottom of the prior page, and the remaining ten lines on the following page. I want to bring the third line of the para back to become the final line of the prior page. Thus the first three lines will be on the prior page, and the final nine lines on the following page. By decreasing the spacing between all the lines, I am unnecessarily decreasing the space between all those nine lines on the subsequent page. It is neither needed nor desired; I just want to decrease the space between the first two lines of the para, which are located on the prior page-- or it could be the first three lines, that would also be fine.
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All you can do is split the paragraph, and then change the line spacing.

Or you can set the "Keep lines together" option so that the whole paragraph moves to the next page.
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I see, thanks. At least I know now what can and cannot be done. Will have to think of some other way to manage it then.
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