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How to remove space before/after/between paragraphs in Word document?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-09-21

If the Word document you import or download contains spaces between paragraphs which you want to delete, how can you quickly handle it? In this article, I introduce the tricks on quickly removing space before/after/between paragraphs in Word document.

Remove paragraph spacing by Line and Paragraph Spacing function

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Remove paragraph spacing by Line and Paragraph Spacing function

In Word, to remove space before or after paragraph, you can use the utilities in Line and Paragraph Spacing drop-down list.

1. Select the contents you want to remove space, click Home > Line and Paragraph Spacing to display the drop-down list.
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2. Choose Remove Space Before Paragraph or Remove Space After Paragraph options as you need.
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Remove paragraph spacing by Kutools for Word

With above method, if you want to remove all spaces between paragraphs, you need to click the above two options one by one. In Kutools for Word, you can remove spaces before/after/between paragraphs quickly with one click.

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Select the contents you want to use, click Kutools > Paragraph Spacing to show the drop-down list, then choose one option as you need.
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Tip: If you do not select any contents, this utility will be apply for the whole document.


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