Please Note: This article is written for users of the following Microsoft Word versions: 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. If you are using an earlier version (Word 2003 or earlier), this tip may not work for you. For a version of this tip written specifically for earlier versions of Word, click here: Triple-Spacing Your Document.
by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 1, 2017)
If you ever have a need to triple-space your document before printing it, Word provides an easy way to do this. If possible, you should keep your document in the format in which you view it on the screen, and only format it for triple spacing before you actually print. To print a triple-spaced version of your document, do the following:
Figure 1. The Paragraph dialog box.
This last step is important. If you save your document before exiting, then the triple spacing will be permanently saved with the document, as well.
You can also use the Line Spacing tool in the Paragraph group of the Home tab to apply triple spacing. Follow these steps:
WordTips is your source for cost-effective Microsoft Word training. (Microsoft Word is the most popular word processing software in the world.) This tip (6705) applies to Microsoft Word 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016. You can find a version of this tip for the older menu interface of Word here: Triple-Spacing Your Document.
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