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What does "double spacing" mean?

Answer: When writing a text document, most word processing programs, such as Microsoft Word, allow you to change the line spacing. The line spacing refers to how much space is between each line of text. If it is set to one line, each line of text will be written one after the other, with no extra space in between. If it is set to two lines, commonly referred to as "double spacing," each line of text will be followed by a line of white space with the next line of text below. Double spacing makes a text document feel more open and is typically easier to read. High school and college students especially like it because it can instantly turn a 5 page paper into a 10 page paper.

Published: February 23, 2004 — by Per Christensson

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