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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

help :-(

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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 :-(

      #1; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:49:00 GMT
    • 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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      > 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 :-(

      #2; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:50:00 GMT
    • PPT 2007?

      In the line spacing dropdown, choose More Options. Then set the line to

      "multiple" and type in .8 or .95 or whatever. You can also open this dialog

      box by clicking the dialog launcher (the little square) in the lower right

      corner of the Paragraph Group (on the Home tab).

      Don't shoot the messenger. I know this dialog box sucks. I think it's a

      leftover from Word -- not designed for PPT users at all, and from the looks

      of it, no consideration of our needs went into its design.

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      "Dave P." <Dave P..powerpoint.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      news:FFDF5F1C-A98E-4A22-9879-497FE617243B.powerpoint.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > 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 :-(

      #3; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:51:00 GMT
    • Thanks everyone - your replies are much appreciated. I knew it had to be

      there somewhere! :-)

      "Echo S" wrote:

      > PPT 2007?

      > In the line spacing dropdown, choose More Options. Then set the line to

      > "multiple" and type in .8 or .95 or whatever. You can also open this dialog

      > box by clicking the dialog launcher (the little square) in the lower right

      > corner of the Paragraph Group (on the Home tab).

      > Don't shoot the messenger. I know this dialog box sucks. I think it's a

      > leftover from Word -- not designed for PPT users at all, and from the looks

      > of it, no consideration of our needs went into its design.

      > --

      > Echo S [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com

      > What's new in PowerPoint 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm

      > Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances

      > http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/index.html

      > PPTLive! Oct 28-31, New Orleans http://www.pptlive.com

      > "Dave P." <Dave P..powerpoint.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      > news:FFDF5F1C-A98E-4A22-9879-497FE617243B.powerpoint.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > > 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 :-(

      >

      #4; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:52:00 GMT
    • Hi Dave

      If you are familiar with the menu structure in 2003 you may find this

      spreadsheet handy:

      Where have all the commands gone?

      http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/templates/TC102128641033.aspx?pid=CT102130321033

      Lucy

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      "Dave P." wrote:

      > Thanks everyone - your replies are much appreciated. I knew it had to be

      > there somewhere! :-)

      > "Echo S" wrote:

      > > PPT 2007?

      > >

      > > In the line spacing dropdown, choose More Options. Then set the line to

      > > "multiple" and type in .8 or .95 or whatever. You can also open this dialog

      > > box by clicking the dialog launcher (the little square) in the lower right

      > > corner of the Paragraph Group (on the Home tab).

      > >

      > > Don't shoot the messenger. I know this dialog box sucks. I think it's a

      > > leftover from Word -- not designed for PPT users at all, and from the looks

      > > of it, no consideration of our needs went into its design.

      > >

      > > --

      > > Echo S [MS PPT MVP] http://www.echosvoice.com

      > > What's new in PowerPoint 2007? http://www.echosvoice.com/2007.htm

      > > Fixing PowerPoint Annoyances

      > > http://www.oreilly.com/catalog/powerpointannoy/index.html

      > > PPTLive! Oct 28-31, New Orleans http://www.pptlive.com

      > >

      > > "Dave P." <Dave P..powerpoint.questionfor.info.discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message

      > > news:FFDF5F1C-A98E-4A22-9879-497FE617243B.powerpoint.questionfor.info.microsoft.com...

      > > > 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 :-(

      > >

      #5; Tue, 27 May 2008 01:53:00 GMT