How to Double Space on Word Mac

Charlotte Daniels

Mac, Tutorials

Are you struggling to double space your documents in Microsoft Word for Mac? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered! In this tutorial, we’ll walk you through the steps to easily double space your text in Word on Mac.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Word

To get started, open Microsoft Word on your Mac. You can find it in your Applications folder or by searching for it in Spotlight.

Step 2: Open or Create a Document

Next, open an existing document or create a new one by clicking on “File” in the menu bar and selecting “New Document.” You can also use the shortcut Command + N.

Step 3: Select the Text

In order to double space your text, you first need to select the portion of text that you want to apply double spacing to. You can do this by either dragging your cursor over the desired text or using the keyboard shortcut Command + A to select all of the text in the document.

Step 4: Open Paragraph Formatting

Once you have selected the text, click on the “Format” menu in the menu bar and then select “Paragraph” from the drop-down list. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut Control + Option + Command + M.

Step 5: Adjust Line Spacing

A dialog box will appear with various options for adjusting paragraph settings. Look for the “Line spacing” section and click on the drop-down menu next to it. Select “Double” from the list of options.


If you want more control over line spacing, you can choose “Multiple” from the drop-down menu and enter a specific value in the box next to it. For example, if you want to set the line spacing to 1.5, select “Multiple” and enter “1.5” in the box.

Step 6: Apply Changes

Once you have selected the desired line spacing option, click on the “OK” button to apply the changes to your selected text. You will now see that the text is double-spaced.

Step 7: Save your Document

Finally, don’t forget to save your document by clicking on “File” in the menu bar and selecting “Save” or using the shortcut Command + S.

Congratulations! You have successfully double spaced your text in Microsoft Word for Mac. Now your document will be easier to read and more visually appealing.


  • If you want to change the line spacing for an entire document, make sure to select all of the text before following these steps.
  • You can also use keyboard shortcuts for line spacing options. For single spacing, use Command + 1; for double spacing, use Command + 2; and for 1.5 line spacing, use Command + 5.

We hope this tutorial was helpful in guiding you through the process of double spacing your text in Microsoft Word on Mac. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to reach out to us!

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