Nudge paragraphs in a Word document

Use this keyboard combination to add or delete just a bit of space before a paragraph.

Sometimes you need just a little more space before a paragraph. If you want that extra space distributed evenly throughout the document, update the style to reflect a little more space before or after each paragraph. But if you need a quick fix for a single paragraph, use the [Ctrl]+0 (that's a zero) keystroke combination.
  • Press [Ctrl]+0 to add a little space before the current paragraph. Doing so will add 12 points of space before the paragraph — it's just a slight nudge really.
  • Press [Ctrl]+0 again to remove 12 points of space. This keyboard combination works with or without text so you can add the space before you even type the paragraph.

By Susan Harkins

Susan Sales Harkins is an IT consultant, specializing in desktop solutions. Previously, she was editor in chief for The Cobb Group, the world's largest publisher of technical journals.