What does it mean to have a double spaced paper?

What does it mean to have a double spaced paper?

Double-spaced simply means that there is one blank line between every line of type. All modern word- processing programs have a double-space mode. In Microsoft Word 2013, you will need to set line spacing to Double and also ensure that no additional spaces are added before or after paragraphs.

Why is double spacing used?

Proponents of double sentence spacing state that the extra space between sentences enhances readability by providing clearer breaks between sentences and making text appear more legible, particularly noting the very small visual difference between a dot and a comma.

Do you put space after a slash?

Space Before and After Slash The answer is typically no on both fronts. Spaces before slashes should be avoided. The only time it’s acceptable to use a space after a slash is when breaking up lines of a poem, song, or play, or when used to separate phrases or multi-word terms for ease of reading.