How to triple space in MS Word

Increasing the spacing between characters makes them more legible. Increasing the spacing between lines in a document makes the document more attractive. When presenting a paper in the Chicago format style, you must double-space the text. Sometimes, you only want increased spacing while printing the document.

3 ways to Triple Space in MS Word

  • Between selected characters¬†
  • Between selected lines
  • Between lines in the entire document for printing only

Let us start.


Method #1: Triple-spacing between characters.

Step #1: Open the Word document.

Open the Word document where you want to increase the character spacing.

Step #2: Select the characters for which you want to increase the spacing.

Use the mouse or keyboard to select the characters whose spacing you want to increase.

Step #3: Open the Advanced Font menu.

Right-click on the selected characters.

A drop-down menu will open.

Click on Font.

A new dialog for Font will open.

Click on the Advanced tab

Step #4: Increase the character spacing.

Under Character Spacing, click on the down arrow on the right-hand side of Spacing to open a drop-down menu.

Click on Expanded.

Click inside the By: box on the right-hand side of Spacing.

Enter 3 inside the box.

Click on Ok at the bottom of the dialog box.

Word increases the character spacing of the selected characters by 3 times.


Method #2: Triple-spacing between lines.

Step #1: Open the Word document.

Open the Word document where you want to increase the line spacing.

Step #2: Select the lines whose spacing you want to increase.

Use the mouse or keyboard to select the lines for which you want to increase the spacing.

Step #3: Open the Paragraph menu.

Right-click on the selected characters.

A drop-down menu will open.

Click on Paragraph.

A new dialog for Paragraph will open.

Click on the Indents and Spacing tab

Step #4: Increase the line spacing.

Under Spacing, click on the down arrow under Line Spacing:.

This opens a drop-down menu.

Click on Multiple.

Click within the At: box on the right-hand side of Line Spacing:.

Enter 3 inside the box.

Click on Ok at the bottom of the dialog box.

Word increases the line spacing of the selected lines by 3 times.


Method #3: Triple spacing between lines for printing only.

Step #1: Open the Word document.

Open the Word document which you want to print with increased line spacing.

Step #2: Select the entire document.

Press CTRL+A to select the entire document.

Step #3: Open the Paragraph menu.

Click on the Home tab on the top menu bar to change the ribbon.

Click on the downward arrow at the right-hand bottom of the section Paragraph.

A drop-down Paragraph menu will open.

Click on the Indents and Spacing tab

Step #4: Increase the line spacing.

Under Spacing, click on the down arrow under Line Spacing:.

This opens a drop-down menu.

Click on Multiple.

Click within the At: box on the right-hand side of Line Spacing:.

Enter 3 inside the box.

Click on Ok at the bottom of the dialog box.

Word increases the line spacing within the entire document by 3 times.

Step #5: Print the document

Print the document but do not save it.

When you close the document without saving it, Word will retain its original line spacing.


Conclusion

We have shown you three ways you can use triple spacing in your Word document to enhance it. Simply follow the instructions step-by-step.

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