Is it possible to set the line height for Inkscape text in the event that we have text on multiple lines within the same text object?

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Yes. When you use the Text Tool, the line height/line spacing is set in the Tool Controls Bar along the top. Confusingly, it's called "Spacing between baselines".

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    I'm running Inkscape 0.92. Do you know if it's available in this version? I only see Spacing between letters, Spacing between words, Horizontal Kerning, Vertical Shift, and Character rotation.
    – Ole
    Jun 10, 2019 at 0:11
  • I can confirm that my version 0.92 on Windows 7 has the same presentation (A over A) with a data field to the right. Mine is set to mm rather than percent, but works as expected.
    – fred_dot_u
    Jun 10, 2019 at 0:30
  • @Ole The screenshot is from Inkscape 0.92
    – Billy Kerr
    Jun 10, 2019 at 0:50
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    Hmmm maybe it's different for Ubuntu. I took a screenshot of my desktop and I don't have the A/A (A over A).
    – Ole
    Jun 10, 2019 at 2:13
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    @BillyKerr Thanks! I see it now - I was looking over by the other text tool boxes ... :)
    – Ole
    Jun 10, 2019 at 13:40

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