Depending on the purpose of your writing, you may be asked to space your lines according to instructions. In terms of school, most teachers prefer that you type something out double-spaced, so that it gives them room to add some corrections and messages. When you type something double-spaced, it will look more clear to the reader, making is easier to read. The common format to type a press release or document in businesses is to keep it spaced 1.5 inches to 2 inches. A common task that arises is determining how to set line spacing using Open Office Writer.
Steps to Set Line Spacing Using Open Office
If the whole document needs to be spaced the same way, simply select the whole text. If you only need to space a part of a document, only select that specific portion. A new document could be used to change line spacing as well.
At the top, select the Format tab, which will give you a number of different formatting options. Select the option that says Paragraph and a new small window will appear. This window is for all the formatting settings related to Paragraphs or bulk texts.
In the options that are shown to you, you will see the settings for line spacing. You will have preset settings for line spacing, such as Single, Double, etc. There will be a total of six options to choose from for Line Spacing. Choose the one you want and click on OK to apply the changes. This will now apply the line spacing to your document at the location where you wanted it to apply.
Changing Line Spacing to Meet MLA or APA Format Requirements
For scholarly documents, you may be required to type out the context in specific formats such as MLA or APA. In such cases, you will need to change the line spacing of the document. Simply open the document that needs changes and hold down the buttons CTRL and A, and change the line spacing from the Paragraph settings.