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Paragraph Spacing

Paragraph spacing refers to the spacing between separate paragraphs in a body of text. When working with large amounts of text, hard returns are used to break up blocks of text into separate paragraphs for easy reading. We may also choose to use hard returns to separate headers from subheaders, subheaders from body copy, or any combination of pieces of text from other pieces of text.

In order to create paragraphs in your text, simple press the RETURN key. However, doing this only separates the text using the default spacing of your set line height. Typically, you will want to add additional spacing between your paragraphs to encourage visible digestibility and legibility—this is where we adjust paragraph spacing.

A good rule of thumb for paragraph spacing is 50%-100% of your point size. For example, if your point size is 14 you may choose to use paragraph spacing anywhere from 7pt to 14pt. See the examples below to get a sense for why sticking within this sweet spot is a good idea.

This example uses 20pt sized type.

Paragraph spacing that is too tight can feel cramped and create little to no visual difference between paragraphs therefore hindering the reader. However, if paragraph spacing is too large, it can create a gaping and disconnected feeling between blocks of text.

Find the paragraph spacing tool in the text properties panel below line height.

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