How To Double Space In Google Docs

Last Updated on July 20, 2023 by Jake Sheridan

In this tutorial, you will learn how to double-space in Google Docs.

How To Double Space In Google Docs

Sometimes, when you’re formatting a document, you want to add some extra spacing between lines to make the text easier to read. In Google Docs, this is known as double spacing.

In other situations, formatting your document with double spaces is a requirement. Double spacing provides more space between lines, making it easier to make handwritten annotations or corrections to the document.

In this guide, we will show you how to double space in Google Docs. We’ll explain how to do it for a particular section of text as well as how to format the whole document with a single click. We’ll also look at how to customize your line spacing to achieve the exact formatting you need.

How to Double Space Text in Google Docs

Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to double space text in google docs.

Step 1

First, select the text you want to add double line spacing to. If you want to apply double spacing to the entire document, type Ctrl + A (Windows) or ⌘ + A (Mac) to select all text in your document.

Step 2

Next, click on the Line & paragraph spacing icon in the toolbar.

Step 3

Select on the Double option.

Step 4

Your selected text should now follow double spacing.

Step 5

You can also achieve the same result by selecting Format > Line & paragraph spacing > Double.

Step 6

Besides double spacing, Google Docs also allows you to set custom spacing. In the Line & paragraph shortcut, select Custom spacing.

You can now modify the number in the provided text box under Line spacing. Click on Apply to proceed.


This guide should be everything you need to learn how to double space in Google Docs.

You can make a copy of this example spreadsheet to test it out on your own.