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MDHISKEY
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How do you change line spacing in a text box in Pub 2010? I see where you can change the character spacing, but not the line spacing.

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does this help.

Change the space between paragraphs

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, do either of the following:
* In the Before paragraphs box, type or select the amount of spacing you want above the paragraph.
* In the After paragraphs box, type or select the amount of spacing you want below the paragraph.

Tip The default value for space before or after paragraphs is displayed in points. You can specify other measurement units by typing the abbreviation for them after the numerical value: inches (in), centimeters (cm), picas (pi), points (pt), or pixels (px). When you specify a unit other than points, Microsoft Office Publisher converts the measurement to points.
Set automatic spacing between lines of text

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 amount of spacing you want between lines of text. For example, to double space type or select 2sp. To change from double space to single space type or select 1sp.

Tip The default value for space between lines is displayed in spaces (sp). If you type a whole number, Publisher interprets it as a number of spaces. You can specify other measurement units by typing the abbreviation for them after the numerical value: inches (in), centimeters (cm), picas (pi), points (pt), or pixels (px). When you specify a unit other than spaces, Publisher converts the measurement to points.

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Having trouble with line spacing in Publisher 2010...

I know how to change the line spacing, the default is 1.19sp and I would like it to be 1sp in my document. Every time I change it, hit OK, go back to the document, it automatically changes it back to 1.19sp. Has anyone had this problem? This is so aggravating, I just want to the line spacing to stay at 1sp!

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Line-spacing defaults in Publisher, 2010....

I know how to change the spacing of lines and between paragraphs for a paragraph. But the settings don't hold for subsequent paragraphs.

How do you PERMANENTLY reset the default settings for the before & after paragraph line spacing in Publisher 2010 so that it uses my preferred settings for EVERY paragraph of EVERY document? My program seems to randomly select different after-paragraph settings (6pt, 11 pt, etc.), and I want "0". Also, it usually but not always uses 1.19 spacing between lines, and I ALWAYS want "1sp".

The default paragraph and line-spacing settings that come with Publisher 2010 are the single most annoying things I've ever seen. It forces me to re-set to my preferred settings for every paragraph! Even when I copy and paste from a document where I had already spent time reformatting it.

These pre-set defaults are a huge time-waster for me.

Please post instructions to permanently reset the defaults across all documents!!

Please!

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Isn't the 'pits' in an otherwise amazingly good program! WHEN IS SOMEBODY going to tell us how to do it!!!?
As well as getting rid of the Quarto default.
The only way I can think of, is to do up a TEMPLATE with all the desired parameters and call it > BLANK A4 < or better > AAA A4 < (so that it should be top of the list) and save it in "Templates" so that when the program opens at the 'choices' screen, clicking on the templates and AAA A4, should almost be as quick as getting up the default.

I don't know if you can get up a page called NORMAL.PUB like you could do in WORD (NORMAL.DOT -I think it was) and bung it in where-ever PUB hides such things and hoping it will say "Do you want to replace the existing file?" and 'bingo' there it should be.
Perhaps it's like the idiot ARIAL BOLD of a former PUB which always came out as Italic -because some ass at MS got it all wrong. People did offer 'fixes', but I found these were troublesome.
Shall we see! Davo.