This is documentation for Mathematica 8, which was
based on an earlier version of the Wolfram Language.

# LineSpacing

 LineSpacingis an option for Style and Cell that specifies the spacing between successive lines of text.
• LineSpacing leaves space so that the total height of each line is c times the height of its contents.
• LineSpacing makes the total height of each line exactly n printer's points.
• LineSpacing makes the total height c times the height of the contents plus n printer's points.
• LineSpacing limits the amount of extra space to be max times the height of a single line of ordinary text in the current font.
• A typical default setting for text is LineSpacing, which leaves space for the contents of the line, plus 1 printer's point (approximately of an inch) of extra space.
• LineSpacing applies both to ordinary text and Mathematica expressions, including graphics.
• A typical default setting for general Mathematica expressions is LineSpacing.
• In ordinary text, LineSpacing determines the spacing between lines produced by automatic linebreaking. For lines produced by explicit newline characters, ParagraphSpacing is added.
• In Mathematica expressions, LineSpacing is used whether lines are produced by automatic linebreaking or by explicit newline characters.
• Extra space specified by LineSpacing is inserted equally above and below a line, except that no extra space is inserted before the first line or after the last line of an expression or cell.
Double spacing:
Make the height of each line 10 printer's points:
Single spacing with 5 printer's points of extra space added to each line:
Double spacing:
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Make the height of each line 10 printer's points:
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Single spacing with 5 printer's points of extra space added to each line:
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Limit the line space to be half the height of a single line:
Tighten text by 3 printer's points:
Create a notebook with double spacing:
When you press the Enter key, Mathematica leaves two times the height of each line: