[How To] Change Spacing between Characters in MS Word documents


To change the spacing between letters in MS Word documents, do as follows:

  1. Select the text you want to change.
  2. Click Format, Font, and then the Character Spacing tab.
  3. Choose one of the following:
    In the Spacing box click Expanded or Condensed and enter the amount in the By box. This adjusts the space evenly between all selected characters.
    Select the Kerning for fonts checkbox. Enter the point size in the Points and above box.

Tip: Expanded or Condensed alters the spacing between all selected letters by the same amount while Kerning alters the spacing between specific pairs of letters.