Adjust leading

To change the amount of empty space between lines of text, you can adjust the type leading.

  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. On the Format menu, click Paragraph, and then click the Indents and Spacing tab.
  3. Under Line Spacing, in the Between lines box, type or select the line spacing (line spacing: The amount of space from the bottom of one line of text to the bottom of the next line. Also called leading.) and measurement unit you want.

ShowSet a fixed amount of line spacing

To set a fixed amount of line spacing between lines or paragraphs, specify the amount of space in one of the following units:

Line spacing is added above each line or paragraph with these units.

ShowSet a variable amount of line spacing

To set an amount of line spacing that varies depending on the font size, type sp as the measurement unit. Line spacing for each line will accommodate the largest font in that line, plus the amount of extra space that you specify.

Line spacing is added below each line or paragraph with this unit.

 Note   If you type a number without specifying a unit, Microsoft Publisher will interpret numbers less than five as spaces (sp). Numbers five or greater will be interpreted as points (pt).

Applies to:
Publisher 2003