Software & Apps MS Office Remove Extra Space Between Paragraphs in Word 2007 by James Marshall Writer James Marshall is a pro journalist who covers technology and computer troubleshooting. He is also skilled with Microsoft Word, Apple Pages, and other word processors. our editorial process James Marshall Updated on October 14, 2019 MS Office Word Excel Powerpoint Outlook Tweet Share Email 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 off every time you open a new document unless you alter the Normal.dot template.To turn off the space between paragraphs, follow these steps: On the Home ribbon, find the Paragraph sectionIn the bottom right corner of the section, click the button to show the Paragraph dialog boxSelect “Don’t add space between paragraphs of the same style.”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.