Word allows you to automatically set paragraph sizes in certain portions of text or throughout your document. In the same options window, it is also possible to configure the spacing between the lines. The functions are useful for those who are formatting an academic paper and need to follow specific paragraph and spacing rules.
In the following tutorial, learn how to adjust the paragraph and line spacing in the ABNT standard in Word from your computer. The procedure was performed on the latest version of Office 2016, but the tips also apply to users of previous editions of the Microsoft program.
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Learn how to insert paragraphs in Word documents Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft
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Step 1. Select the text in which you want to insert paragraph. To select the entire document at once, you can use the shortcut "Ctrl T";
Select the desired text Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 2. Now, in the "Layout" tab, click on the button in the lower right corner of the "Paragraph" section;
Access the paragraph settings Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Step 3. In the paragraph settings, under "Special", select "First line" and type "1.25 cm" in the field beside. Under "Line Spacing" choose "1.5 lines". The other options must be zero. Finally, press "OK" to apply the modifications.
Setting paragraph and spacing Photo: Reproduction / Helito Beggiora
Ready! Take advantage of tips for entering paragraphs and adjusting line spacing in Word text.
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