Setting Line Spacing

You can specify the amount of spacing between lines in a paragraph.

How to Use a Style to Set Line Spacing

  1. From the Content Explorer, open the stylesheet that you want to modify.
  2. In the local toolbar, make sure the first button displays . If the button displays instead, then click it.

  3. In the upper-left corner of the Stylesheet Editor, click in the drop-down field and select .
  4. Select the appropriate paragraph style. For example, you can select the parent p tag, or you can select a class that you may have created for that tag (e.g., p.Tip, p.Note).
  5. From the Show drop-down list on the upper-right side of the editor, select .
  6. (Optional) You can use the toggle button in the local toolbar to show properties below in a group view or an alphabetical view .
  7. If you are using the grouped view, expand the Font group.
  8. To the right of line-height, click and set the amount of space between lines. Click OK.
  9. Click to save your work.

How to Use Local Formatting to Set Line Spacing

  1. Open the content file.
  2. Click on the paragraph that you want to modify.
  1. Do one of the following, depending on the part of the user interface you are using:
    • Ribbon Select Home > (at the bottom of the Paragraph section).

    • Keyboard Shortcut Press CTRL+ALT+B.
    • Right-Click Right-click on the paragraph and from the context menu choose Paragraph.

    The Paragraph Properties dialog opens.

  2. Select the Paragraph tab.
  3. In the Line height section, click the down arrow in the upper-right corner and select Length.
  4. Enter a number in the field and use the down arrow in the lower-right corner to select a unit of measurement. See Units of Measurement.

    This is the amount of space that will be added between lines in the paragraph.

  5. In the Paragraph Properties dialog, click OK.
  6. Click to save your work.

What’s Next?

After editing a style, you can apply it to content in a topic or snippet. See Applying Styles to Content.