How to Adjust the Space Between Paragraphs on Your PowerPoint 2007 Slides

PowerPoint’s Paragraph dialog box lets you adjust the space between paragraphs on your PowerPoint slides to fit more lines in a text box or frame or to spread out the paragraphs so that they fill the text box or frame. Click in or select the paragraph you want to change, and follow these steps to change the amount of space between paragraphs on your PowerPoint slides:


Click the Home tab.

You have to be Home to change the space between paragraphs.


Click the Paragraph group button.

The Paragraph dialog box opens.


Under Spacing, change the Before and After settings and click OK.

These settings are measured in points.

Be careful about changing the before and after settings if you adjust the space between paragraphs in more than one paragraph. PowerPoint adds the after space in one paragraph to the before space in the following one, and if you aren’t careful, you can end up with large blank spaces between paragraphs.

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