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Customizing your Document

An easy way to increase or decrease spacing between lines in Word is to do the following:

  • Select the text you want to change
  • Then press CTRL + 1 to set the spacing to single-space,
  • CTRL + 2 to double-space,
  • and CTRL + 5 to do a 1.5 spacing.

Inserting the date and time in Word:

  • Place your cursor where you want to insert the date or current time
  • Press Alt + Shift + D for the Date.
  • Press Alt + Shift + T for the time.

Again, I can't take credit for these as being my own. I was just very fortunate to have the opportunity to be involved in a wonderful TLP grant where we learned all these handy tricks. Hope they help!

Submitted by: Karen Schmitten
Director, Teaching American History Grant
North Central Educational Service District, WA