How to make an interval in Word?

Perhaps Word (Word) is the leader of the top programs most frequently used by the user. However, Word is not such a simple program as it seems at first glance. It has a lot of functions and variation parameters, which some "advanced" users do not even suspect. In this article, we will examine in detail all the subtleties of Microsoft Word in terms of interval settings.

Intercharacter spacing

This setting is used very rarely. Many even believe that this parameter cannot be changed, but when you need to write an inscription in a table or avoid having to put a hyphen, leaving the word on one line, this parameter can help you out a lot, and therefore it is important to know how to set it up.

How to set the required character spacing?

  1. Select the required word and press the right mouse button. (Tip! For quick selection, point the cursor at a word and double-click it with the left mouse button).
  2. In the drop-down menu, select the "Font" parameter, in the appeared window go to the "Advanced" tab.
  3. Change the required parameter "Interval". You can choose one of three options - sparse, normal and compacted.

Line spacing

To control this parameter, we will use the "Paragraph" menu:

  1. Select the lines for which we want to make another interval, and press the right mouse button.
  2. In the drop-down menu, select the "Paragraph" parameter.
  3. At the moment, we are interested in the "Interval" section of the "Indents and Spacing" tab.
  4. The following line spacing options are available: single, 1.5 lines, double, minimum, exact, and multiplier. The latter allows you to set the multiplier of the interval between rows. You can specify non-integer numbers, such as "1.15". The parameter accurately allows you to specify the exact number of points for the spacing between the lines.

Paragraph spacing

If you want the interval between paragraphs to be different from the line spacing, perform the following actions:

  1. Select the paragraph for which we want to make a special interval, and press the right mouse button.
  2. In the drop-down menu, select the "Paragraph" parameter.
  3. In the "Indents and Spacing" tab, we refer to the "Before" and "After" parameters in the "Interval" section.
  4. These parameters mean the interval before and after the paragraph and can be set with any desired number of points. Moreover, you can use both integers and fractional.

Spacing between pages

As a rule, by default in Word, the intervals between pages are set, and it is more convenient for most users to work at such intervals, but others have a question - how to remove the interval in Word?

  1. Select the "File" tab of the Word main menu, click on the "Options" item.
  2. In the window that appears, select "Screen" and remove the checkmark from the option "Show fields between pages in layout mode".

There is another way to perform this procedure - you need to double-click the left mouse button on the gap between the pages. By repeating this procedure, you can return the interval.

Spacing on pages (fields)

To control the intervals on the page there is a special menu "Fields". Where to find it and how to manage it?

  1. On the main Word toolbar, select the Page Layout tab, in the Page Settings group of parameters, find the Fields item.
  2. Left-click on the item "Fields". In front of us there will be a drop-down menu with a set of ready-made field styles, and at the very bottom we will see the line "Custom Fields".
  3. You can choose either a ready style if you are satisfied with this, or you can click on the line "Custom Fields" and in the appeared window set the parameters of the desired style.

You can set the fields without the help of a special menu, but by moving the "sliders" vertical and horizontal rulers, always displayed in Word.

Here, perhaps, all the subtleties of the work intervals. Now you know how to make an interval in the Word "for yourself". We hope you will remember these simple instructions and will actively apply them.