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The spacing between paragraphs in Word 2003 is too large. I wish to reduce it to between 4 and 8pt.

Things I've tried:

  1. Format/Paragraph (can only increase the spacing)

  2. Format/Styles and formatting, modifying the highlighted style (absolutely nothing happens if I set spacing After to 4pt, or if I check the box "don't add...".)

Neither allows me to reduce the spacing between paragraphs. (This question is not related to line spacing.)

  • Reducing "spacing after" on a style works for me. Try it in a completely new document - with just two paragraphs and see if the problem persists. – dav1dsm1th Dec 16 '13 at 23:57
  • Turn on paragraph marks and make sure the paragraph is terminated correctly (a "shift-enter" can look like the end of a paragraph) and (I know it sounds obvious) be careful that you are modifying the correct style... – dav1dsm1th Dec 17 '13 at 0:06
  • dav1dsm1th is correct, it was a paste of text with incorrect line endings. It's not normal for me to have to scratch my head for simple things, so I had the feeling something was afoot. Add it as answer and I'll accept it. (Actually, since it was a non-issue, the question only needs to stay if mods think it's a common error.) – Henrik Erlandsson Dec 17 '13 at 1:00
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Turn on paragraph marks and make sure the paragraph is terminated correctly (a "shift-enter" can look like the end of a paragraph) and (I know it sounds obvious) be careful that you are modifying the correct style.

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