How to Insert Double Space into Your Text on Google Docs

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Google Docs is one of the most popular word processors available these days. This is because its tools and features are pretty easy to use and convenient in day-to-day life. One of the most popular features in word processors is line spacing.

Line Spacing is the amount of vertical space between two lines of text. When someone asks you to “Double space in Google Docs,” there is a simple way to do that. Line spacing is a vital part of designing your document for legibility and it takes only a couple of taps and clicks.

In this article, we will talk about how double spacing can be inserted into your text on Google Docs on Desktop and Mobile App.

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How to Double Space on Google Docs Mobile App

  • Adding double spacing in any document on mobile apps takes a few taps. Let’s see how the process works in ios and Android apps for Google Docs.
  • Open a document in the Google Docs app.
  • Double-tap on the document to enter the Edit mode or select the pencil icon.
  • Double-tap the spot in your document where you want to edit the sentences. Adjust the blue markers to select the text you want.
  • Click on the Format icon on top and choose Paragraph in the Format dialog that appears.
  • Next to Line Spacing, use the arrow to choose “2” for double-spacing the lines in the paragraph. Click on the blue check on top to apply the changes.

How to Double Space on Google Docs Desktop

By default, Google Docs uses a line spacing of 1.15 on all new documents. This can be changed to double space in two ways- From the toolbar or from the option in the menu bar.

From the Toolbar

  • Drag the cursor and highlight the lines that you want to double-space. Select the entire document or any part of the document. Use Ctrl+A (Windows) or Command+A (macOS) to select the complete document.
  • Select the icon for line spacing in the toolbar. Choose the Double Space option in the dropdown menu.
  • If it is a new document, you need to choose the double-spaced option before you begin writing.

From the Text with the Menu Bar

  • Select the text you want to double-space as before.
  • Go to Format> Line Spacing> Double.
  • When you are done, check the document again to see if every line has been double-spaced neatly. Often the selection mistakes lead to orphaned lines that stay single-spaced.

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Shivangi AgarwalShivangi Agarwal
Shivangi is an honours graduate in English from Delhi University with a passion for reading and writing. Always keen to know more about the latest gadgets, when she is not reading about tech, she loves listening to Hindi music and grooving to the latest Hindi beats.

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