Top 2 Ways to Change Line Spacing in PDF


Jun 27,2019 • Filed to: Edit PDF

PDF is a popular format for storing information, particularly in business sectors, presentations, web pages, reports and case studies. Hence, it is important that we make sure that the documents are presented perfectly. Perfection includes the option to change line spacing in PDF when needed. Let's move on to know the top 2 ways with which you can change the line spacing in a PDF document.

Method 1. How to Change Line Spacing with PDFelement Pro

PDFelement Pro is a versatile, accessible all-in-one PDF editor which can help you to easily change line spacing in PDF documents. There are very few PDF editing programs on the market that can match PDFelement Pro for accessibility and flexibility. You can also change the text font size and font color according to your needs just like working with Word document.

Step 1. Open a PDF File

Download and install the software. Open the PDF file you want to change line spacing by clicking on the 'Open File' dialogue box. Or you can drag and drop the selected PDF file into PDFelement Pro to open the PDF file directly.

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Step 2. Change Line Spacing in PDF

On the top left corner of the main toolbar, click on the 'Edit' button > 'Edit text and image object' icon. Find the 'Paragraph Mode' on the menu and click. In the left window, you can choose the specific number value or click on the 'Adjust line spacing' option to customize the line spacing value.

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Step 3. Save Line Spacing in PDF

After you changed line spacing in PDF file, you only need to click on 'File' button, choose 'Save As' to select a file to save your line spacing changed PDF file. And PDFelement Pro can also help you to add text and image, secure PDF files, sign PDFs and so on.

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Method 2. Changing Line Spacing in Acrobat Pro

Adobe Acrobat is the name of a suite consisting of applications and Web services that allow users to read and edit documents stored in the portable document format (PDF). This editing tool because it lets you edit documents like it was Microsoft Office documents.

Part 1. Steps on changing line spacing in Adobe Acrobat Pro

To change line spacing with Adobe Acrobat Pro, you need to follow these steps:

  • Step 1. Go to 'Edit' Panel: You can edit PDF documents by going to the 'Edit' option. Navigate Tools > Edit PDF > Edit.
  • Step 2. Erase the Text to be changed: You must choose which set of text you want to edit. The text is arranged in different elements.
  • Step 3. Change Font Size: To adjust the line spacing, you need to go to the 'Format' pane on the right side of the document. Click on 'Advanced options' to access the line spacing option.

Part 2. Troubleshooting on using Adobe to change line spacing in PDF

Adobe Acrobat Pro is an excellent software suite but there are some disadvantages that make it cumbersome. Here we have listed certain troubleshooting while using Adobe Acrobat during line spacing process. Let's see them to understand the issue and how do you can troubleshoot them:

Issue 1: Line spacing does not go through properly when hit enter

Suggestion: Some users reported that when they hit enter to apply the changes of line spacing settings then those changes does not go well. Thus to encounter this issue whenever you are going to hit enter to apply line spacing changes try to add some space using space bar, after that hit enter, this will help to apply changes properly.

Issue 2: After line spacing settings, data gets haphazard

Suggestion: There are certain instances under which after line spacing settings the data looks haphazard. Thus, to resolve such an issue when you are trying to apply line spacing you should apply the changes above and below the line to synchronize them properly.

Issue 3: After applying line spacing, then Lines do not match up

Suggestion: Whenever you faced with unmatched line spacing issues, then you must select all text instead of choosing particular lines or paragraph to apply the changes. So that there will be consistency remain between the lines and document looks properly formatted.


Ivan Cook

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