When you work in a Microsoft Office Word 2010 document, you may notice that there is more space between lines of a paragraph and more space between paragraphs than in earlier versions of Microsoft Word.
The default spacing for documents in Word 2003 is 1.0.
The slight increase provides for better readability.
If you want to change the setting go to Home tab on the ribbon
Go to the Paragraph group
If you want to change the default for all documents:
Select Single spacing
All documents based on the Normal template / OK
The next time you open a document the line spacing will be a 1.0
Before you change the default setting try the new line spacing in your documents to see if you like this feature or not.
July 05, 2012