Adjusting the interline spacing

You can change the vertical space between lines of text, which is also known as “leading” or “interline spacing.”

Well-balanced line spacing can improve the readability of text (1). Insufficient line spacing can reduce readability by causing letters to overlap (2).

To adjust the interline spacing

  1. Using the Text tool , select the paragraph text.
  2. In the Text properties docker (Text > Text properties), click the Paragraph button to display the paragraph-related options.
  3. Enter a value in the Line spacing box.

 

Paragraph button (1); Line spacing box (2); Vertical spacing units list box (3)

 

Tip: To change the unit of measurement, choose an option from the Vertical spacing units list box:

  • % of Char height — lets you use a percentage value that is relative to the character height
  • Points — lets you use points
  • % of Pt.size — lets you use a percentage value that is relative to the character point size