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How to Double Space in Word (4 Ways + Shortcut)

How to Double Space in Word (4 Ways + Shortcut)

You can double space in Word using a keyboard shortcut, the Ribbon, the Paragraph dialog box or even by modifying a style. If you double space a paragraph, you are setting the line spacing of the paragraph to 2.0. Since double spacing is a paragraph format, it's important to understand that a paragraph in Word is anything with a hard return after it (you pressed Enter or Return).

How to Generate Random Text in Word

How to Generate Random Text in Word

If you are creating a Microsoft Word document, template or mockup and you want to create placeholder text, you can generate random text using the built-in RAND function or LOREM function (which generates Latin or Lorem ipsum text).

How to Show or Hide White Space in Word Documents

How to Show or Hide White Space in Word Documents

You can show or hide white space at the top and bottom of pages in Microsoft Word documents. If you hide white space, you won't be able to see headers or footers in Print Layout View or the gray space that typically appears at the top and bottom of pages as you scroll through your document.

How to Insert a Nonbreaking Space in Word

How to Insert a Nonbreaking Space in Word

You can keep text together in several ways in Word. If you want to keep words or characters together, you can use nonbreaking spaces or nonbreaking hyphens or dashes and insert them using a dialog box or a keyboard shortcut. If you want to keep lines or paragraphs together on the same page, you can apply settings in the Paragraph dialog box (which can be built into styles if you use styles).

How to Insert Formulas and Functions in Word Tables

How to Insert Formulas and Functions in Word Tables

You can insert formulas in Word tables to perform basic calculations. These formulas can include functions such as SUM or AVERAGE or basic operators. When you insert formulas in Word tables, you are really inserting fields so the fields will need to be updated if the data in the table changes. For more complex calculations, it's usually best to create formulas in Excel where they will update automatically.

How to Insert Today's Date in Word (with Shortcut)

How to Insert Today's Date in Word (with Shortcut)

You can insert today's date into a Word document as a static date or as a dynamic date field that updates when a document is opened or printed. Word picks up the current date from the system date and the default formatting from your computer's regional settings.

How to Insert a Watermark in Word (like DRAFT)

How to Insert a Watermark in Word (like DRAFT)

You can insert a watermark in the background of one or more pages in a Microsoft Word document. Common watermarks are text such as DRAFT or CONFIDENTIAL but you can also add a picture watermark.

How to Superscript or Subscript in Word (with Shortcuts)

How to Superscript or Subscript in Word (with Shortcuts)

You can apply superscript or subscript in Microsoft Word using keyboard shortcuts, buttons on the Ribbon or the Font dialog box. If you apply superscript, the selected letter, number or symbol will be raised slightly above the line of text and sized to a smaller size. If you apply subscript, the selection will be lowered slightly below the line of text and sized to a smaller size.

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