How to use paragraph spacing

Do not use carriage returns to add space. If you’re using a template then paragraph space will automatically add after headings, paragraphs and tables.

To check your document has no unnecessary carriage returns view it with carriage marks showing. You can do this by clicking the Home tab and click show paragraph marks symbol in the Paragraph group - it looks like this:

Paragraph spacer symbol

If you want to start a new section on a new page, insert a page break instead of doing carriage returns. Click in the document where you want a page break then select Insert tab and click Page Break.