What does a single spaced essay look like?

When a paper is single-spaced, there is very little white space between the typed lines, which means there is no room for marks or comments. For example, in 12-point Arial font, a single-spaced page contains an average of 470 words. Just a little under 2.5 pages single spaced, and almost 5 pages double spaced.

What is single space format?

Line spacing is the space between each line in a paragraph. Microsoft Word allows you to customize the line spacing to be single spaced (one line high), double spaced (two lines high), or any other amount you want.

Why is word skipping a line when I press enter?

It’s exactly the same as in 2003. Make that setting the default if you never want a space between paragraphs. It is however quite usual to have a space between paragraphs and that should not be obtained by pressing the Enter key twice. If you want to start a new line rather than a new paragraph, use Shift+Enter.