How to Undo Double Spacing on WordPad

Updated February 21, 2017

WordPad is a word-processing application that is native to Microsoft Windows. The ability to format paragraphs is a basic characteristic of most processors, and WordPad includes this functionality. You can single or double space the lines in a paragraph, depending on your needs. Line spacing greatly influences the costs associated with paper and ink, so you may want to decrease the double spacing in your WordPad document to save money.

Open "WordPad." Open the document in which you want to alter the double spacing. Press the "Ctrl" and "A" keys on the keyboard to highlight all of the text in the document.

Click the "Paragraph" icon, which opens a dialogue box. The icon resembles a backwards letter "P," or "ΒΆ," and it is technically called a pilcrow.

Open the drop-down menu next to "Line Spacing" in the "Spacing" section. Select an alternate setting, such as "1.00" or "1.15," below double spacing, which is indicated by the value "2.00."

Click the "OK" button to save the new spacing value and close the dialogue box.


The spacing changes in one document will remain at the new value in future documents.

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