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.