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Dave P.
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:16 pm    Post subject: How do I set line spacing to be less than 1 in Powerpoint?
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In previous versions of Powerpoint you could decrement the line spacing of a
text box in units of 0.05, e.g you could set it to 0.95, 0.9, 0.85 etc. I
used this facility regularly to shrink text boxes without reducing font size.
Now Powerpoint 2007 is just giving me five options for line spacing - 1.0,
1.5, 2.0, 2.5 or 3.0. Is there really no way of setting the line spacing to
less than 1 or have I just not found it yet? As usual, the "help" was no
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John Wilson
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 3:06 pm    Post subject: RE: How do I set line spacing to be less than 1 in Powerpoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Did you try the "exactly" setting in line spacing options ?
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"Dave P." wrote:

> In previous versions of Powerpoint you could decrement the line spacing of a
> text box in units of 0.05, e.g you could set it to 0.95, 0.9, 0.85 etc. I
> used this facility regularly to shrink text boxes without reducing font size.
> Now Powerpoint 2007 is just giving me five options for line spacing - 1.0,
> 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 or 3.0. Is there really no way of setting the line spacing to
> less than 1 or have I just not found it yet? As usual, the "help" was no
> help Sad
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Luc
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2007 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: How do I set line spacing to be less than 1 in Powerpoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Dave,
Seems to me that this is still possible, when you click on the listarrow
next to the line spacing button, at the bottom you can choose options for
line spacing, next to line spacing click on the arrow and choose the last
item more (don't know the exact wording) type in your setting (you can type
values from 0 to 0.99 I think) and hit enter.
Does this help?

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"Dave P." schreef in bericht

> In previous versions of Powerpoint you could decrement the line spacing of
> a
> text box in units of 0.05, e.g you could set it to 0.95, 0.9, 0.85 etc. I
> used this facility regularly to shrink text boxes without reducing font
> size.
> Now Powerpoint 2007 is just giving me five options for line spacing -
> 1.0,
> 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 or 3.0. Is there really no way of setting the line spacing
> to
> less than 1 or have I just not found it yet? As usual, the "help" was no
> help Sad
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Jeff
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PostPosted: Mon May 25, 2009 10:42 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I set line spacing to be less than 1 in Powerpoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I'm really disappointed w/ MSFT that this is the only option available to
minimize line spacing below 1.0. When working in text boxes and aligning
sentences, etc, it was so helpful to have the shrink button like you still
have the expand button. A serious flaw in this version. Can this be added
through an upgrade?

"Luc" wrote:

> Dave,
> Seems to me that this is still possible, when you click on the listarrow
> next to the line spacing button, at the bottom you can choose options for
> line spacing, next to line spacing click on the arrow and choose the last
> item more (don't know the exact wording) type in your setting (you can type
> values from 0 to 0.99 I think) and hit enter.
> Does this help?
>
> --
> Luc Sanders
> MVP - PowerPoint
> "Dave P." schreef in bericht
>
> > In previous versions of Powerpoint you could decrement the line spacing of
> > a
> > text box in units of 0.05, e.g you could set it to 0.95, 0.9, 0.85 etc. I
> > used this facility regularly to shrink text boxes without reducing font
> > size.
> > Now Powerpoint 2007 is just giving me five options for line spacing -
> > 1.0,
> > 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 or 3.0. Is there really no way of setting the line spacing
> > to
> > less than 1 or have I just not found it yet? As usual, the "help" was no
> > help Sad
>
>
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pbhadury
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:41 am    Post subject: RE: How do I set line spacing to be less than 1 in Powerpoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I tried to comprehend the solutions given by others but I am afraid found
them equally confusing. But I figured it out. To set the line spacing,
block the lines you wish to set, right click, choose 'Paragraph' and set the
line spacing there to any value you like. Similarly, choose here the spacing
between the paragraphs can be set by choosing the space after and before the
paragraph.

"Dave P." wrote:

> In previous versions of Powerpoint you could decrement the line spacing of a
> text box in units of 0.05, e.g you could set it to 0.95, 0.9, 0.85 etc. I
> used this facility regularly to shrink text boxes without reducing font size.
> Now Powerpoint 2007 is just giving me five options for line spacing - 1.0,
> 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 or 3.0. Is there really no way of setting the line spacing to
> less than 1 or have I just not found it yet? As usual, the "help" was no
> help Sad
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Echo S
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 8:02 pm    Post subject: Re: How do I set line spacing to be less than 1 in Powerpoint? [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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If you want less than one line of space (single spacing), choose "multiple"
there and type in ".85" or whatever -- just so it's less than 1.00.

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"pbhadury" wrote in message

>I tried to comprehend the solutions given by others but I am afraid found
> them equally confusing. But I figured it out. To set the line spacing,
> block the lines you wish to set, right click, choose 'Paragraph' and set
> the
> line spacing there to any value you like. Similarly, choose here the
> spacing
> between the paragraphs can be set by choosing the space after and before
> the
> paragraph.
>
> "Dave P." wrote:
>
>> In previous versions of Powerpoint you could decrement the line spacing
>> of a
>> text box in units of 0.05, e.g you could set it to 0.95, 0.9, 0.85 etc.
>> I
>> used this facility regularly to shrink text boxes without reducing font
>> size.
>> Now Powerpoint 2007 is just giving me five options for line spacing -
>> 1.0,
>> 1.5, 2.0, 2.5 or 3.0. Is there really no way of setting the line
>> spacing to
>> less than 1 or have I just not found it yet? As usual, the "help" was
>> no
>> help Sad
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