Remove Extra Space Between Paragraphs in Word 2007

Microsoft Office
 Used with permission from Microsoft

Word 2007 offers many improvements over previous versions of Word. But, the program still has its annoyances.

For example, Word 2007 will add a space between paragraphs by default. This space cannot be removed by using the backspace key. And, it can be difficult to find the option to remove the space.

If you don’t want Word to add the extra space, you can turn it off. However, you will need to turn it every time you open a new document unless you alter the template.

To turn off the space between paragraphs, follow these steps:

  1. On the Home ribbon, find the Paragraph section
  2. In the bottom right corner of the section, click the button to show the Paragraph dialog box
  3. Select “Don’t add space between paragraphs of the same style.”
  4. Click OK

You can remove the space between paragraphs you’ve already typed in your document. Simply select the paragraphs and then follow the above steps.