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Default Line Spacing in LibreOffice Writer

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This article discusses the default line spacing values in the LibreOffice Writer document and explains how to change them.

What is Line Spacing?

In a generic term, the default line spacing is the space between two lines. For example, if the default line spacing is larger, you should see more distance between the line and vice-versa.

This is an example of Line Spacing in LibreOffice Writer
This is an example of Line Spacing in LibreOffice Writer

What is the default line spacing in LibreOffice Writer?

The default line spacing in LibreOffice writer is 1. That means an optimum line spacing is provided in the default Writer template. You can also verify it with Format > Spacing > Line Spacing.

Default Line Spacing in Writer is 1
Default Line Spacing in Writer is 1

How to change line spacing in LibreOffice Writer?

Changing the default Line Spacing is easy. Go to Format > Spacing > Line Spacing and select the available spacing, i.e. 1.5 or 2.

This is the easiest way. But what if you want more control? Say you want larger spacing, i.e. five or some decimal value.

If you are using the Tabbed interface (ribbon style), you can find the additional option in the Home tab, as shown in the below image.

Line spacing options in Tabbed interface
Line spacing options in the Tabbed interface

In addition, you can also get these options in the paragraph style box via Right click > Paragraph > Edit Style. And then, go to the Indent and Spacing tab. Here you can find several options for line spacing in LibreOffice Writer.

Line Spacing options in Paragraph Style
Line Spacing options in Paragraph Style

Now you can choose and customize your writer document as you wish.

If you are an advanced user, you can create custom styles in Writer to apply different spacing on separate pages or sections.

Wrapping Up

I hope this guide is easy enough for you to understand the line spacing concept in LibreOffice Writer and helps you to apply it.

If it helps you, do let me know in the comment below.

Cheers.

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suzan

I have tried this, and it works until I click “undo formatting.” Then it goes back to an extra space between paragraphs. Is there a way to permanently change the default to a single space between paragraphs?

Last edited 2 months ago by suzan