Changing the spacing between lines

You can change the space between all lines. In Paragraph text frames, you can adjust the spacing before and after paragraphs.

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To change spacing between lines

1 Select the text.

2 Click Text, Format Text.

3 Click the Space tab.

4 Choose a unit of measurement from the list box beside the Line box.

This value represents a percentage of the character height. The maximum percentage value is 2000; the minimum percentage value is 0.

5 Type a value for the amount of space you want to add between the lines of text in the Line box.

To change the amount of space before a paragraph

1 Select the Paragraph text frame or paragraph.

2 Click Text, Format Text.

3 Click the Space tab.

4 Type a value in the Before Paragraph box to specify the amount of space you want before each paragraph.

This value represents a percentage of character height for the chosen font.

To change the amount of space after a paragraph

1 Select the Paragraph text frame or paragraph.

2 Click Text, Format Text.

3 Click the Space tab.

4 Type a value in the After Paragraph box to specify the amount of space you want after each paragraph.

This value represents a percentage of character height for the chosen font.

• When you change line spacing for Artistic text, the spacing applies to lines of text with a carriage return between them. For Paragraph text, the space applies to lines of text within the same paragraph.

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