View Full Version : How to double space in Adobe Indesign?

1st August 2008, 09:17 PM
I'm currently in the process of writing a very large document and I honestly have no clue how to double space in Indesign, (fine laugh at me :D) seriously though would anyone have an idea? I've done a few google searches but nothing really.
I've also tried to double space in Word and then copy the text over but that doesn't work either.

So any help in this would be appreciated

Thank You

1st August 2008, 09:26 PM
Line spacing is called "leading" in professional design apps. This is a throwback to the old lead typesetting days where actual pieces of lead were placed between the lines of letters.

It's very fine tuneable and includes more than just "single", "double" spacing etc. InDesign uses points (usually) for leading. Normal (ie. single spaced) leading is 120% of the font size. So 12pt type on 14.4pt leading is the same as single line spacing in most word processors.

This is written as 12pt/14.4pt.

You can change the leading in the Character palette in InDesign, or in the Control palette (usually at the top of the screen).

Double spacing for 12pt is about 28pt.

InDesign Basics 2: Leading, Kerning, and Tracking (http://www.adobe.com/education/webtech/unit_planning1/idb2_leadkrntrak.htm)
Leading - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leading)

1st August 2008, 09:32 PM
Ooo Thank you sooo much :-D

1st August 2008, 09:46 PM
Learn something new everyday! Thanks for that!

1st August 2008, 10:08 PM
Beat me to it marc