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Old 11-15-2022, 04:36 AM
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Can anyone tell me how to make line spacing consistent? These six lines all come up as single spaced when I check in the “paragraph” tab — and yet the first three lines are closer than the second three. I have tried clearing formatting, no luck. I have also tried highlighting everything and applying one line spacing, but they still appear inconsistent. Thank you.

Because I oft, in dark abstracted guise


Seem most alone in greatest company,
With dearth of words, or answers quite awry,

To them that would make speech of speech arise

They deem, and of that doom the rumour flies,

That poison foul of bubbling pride doth lie
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Old 11-15-2022, 01:19 PM
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Can anyone tell me how to make line spacing consistent? These six lines all come up as single spaced when I check in the “paragraph” tab — and yet the first three lines are closer than the second three. I have tried clearing formatting, no luck. I have also tried highlighting everything and applying one line spacing, but they still appear inconsistent. Thank you.

Because I oft, in dark abstracted guise
Seem most alone in greatest company,
With dearth of words, or answers quite awry,

To them that would make speech of speech arise

They deem, and of that doom the rumour flies,

That poison foul of bubbling pride doth lie
If your pasted text is the same as it looks when I copy/pasted it into Word, there are double line breaks between those lines.

A couple of ways to check things as shown in the image:

Turn on the "show" (paragraph mark on the Home tab of the ribbon) and you can see the paragraph breaks, line breaks, page breaks, non-printing characters.

Double check that your spacing doesn't have extra space before or after a paragraph.

Turn on the Reveal Formatting (SHIFT + F1 keys), and you'll get that panel on the right that shows your formatting as you move through your document.
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Old 11-16-2022, 04:27 AM
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Thank you very much for that comprehensive reply, together with a picture. It's very helpful.
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Old 11-16-2022, 05:51 AM
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To keep this and other problems from arising in the future, review the short series of tutorials starting with:
Basic Concepts of Microsoft Word - from Shauna Kelly
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