Set Text Spacing in Microsoft Expression Web 2

Spacing can be set between characters, words, lines and paragraphs. The Font dialog box contains text space settings for characters and words; whereas the Paragraph dialog box lets you adjust the space between lines and paragraphs.

To set spacing between characters:

1.       In Design, Split or Code view; select the piece of text you want to adjust the spacing for.

2.       Go to Format > Font

3.       In the Font dialog box, switch to Character Spacing tab.

4.       In the Spacing drop down box, choose Expanded to increase the space or Condensed to decrease the space.

5.       If you want set the spacing to be normal (default selection) but want to change that a bit, then in the ‘By’ drop down box, set the number of points to specify the exact increase or decrease in the character space.

6.       Click OK.

TIP: You can also choose the position of the characters in the Position drop down box.

To set spacing between words, lines and paragraphs:

1.       In Design, Split or Code view; select the piece of text you want to adjust the spacing for.

2.       Go to Format > Paragraph…

3.       In the Paragraph dialog box, under the Spacing section; do one or more of the following:

·         Enter value in pixels or use the arrows to increase or decrease spacing before the paragraph in the Before box.

·         Enter value in pixels or use the arrows to increase or decrease spacing after the paragraph in the After box.

·         Enter value in pixels or use the arrows to increase or decrease spacing between words in the Word box.

·         Click on the drop down and choose an option to set spacing between lines in the Line Spacing box.

4.       The Preview in the dialog box gives you an idea of how the new spacing would look in your page.

5.       Click OK.

TIP: You can also set the indentation by choosing an option from the Alignment drop down box.

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  1. Great article. Very helpful and easy to understand!

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