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How to add spacing to lines in NSAttributedString


The following sample code uses paragraph style to adjust spacing between paragraphs of a text.

UIFont *font = [UIFont fontWithName:fontName size:fontSize];NSMutableParagraphStyle *paragraphStyle = [[NSMutableParagraphStyle alloc] init];paragraphStyle.paragraphSpacing = 0.25 * font.lineHeight;NSDictionary *attributes = @{NSFontAttributeName:font,                             NSForegroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor whiteColor],                             NSBackgroundColorAttributeName:[UIColor clearColor],                             NSParagraphStyleAttributeName:paragraphStyle,                            };NSMutableAttributedString *attributedText = [[NSMutableAttributedString alloc] initWithString:text attributes:attributes];

To selectively adjust spacing for certain paragraphs, apply the paragraph style to only those paragraphs.

Hope this helps.


Great answer @Joe Smith

In case anyone would like to see what this looks like in Swift 2.*:

    let font = UIFont(name: String, size: CGFloat)    let paragraphStyle = NSMutableParagraphStyle()    paragraphStyle.paragraphSpacing = 0.25 * font.lineHeight    let attributes = [NSFontAttributeName:font, NSParagraphStyleAttributeName:paragraphStyle]    let attributedText = NSAttributedString(string: String, attributes: attributes)    self.textView.attributedText = attributedText


Here is Swift 4.* version:

let string =    """    A multiline    string here    """let font = UIFont(name: "Avenir-Roman", size: 17.0)let paragraphStyle = NSMutableParagraphStyle()paragraphStyle.paragraphSpacing = 0.25 * (font?.lineHeight)!let attributes = [NSAttributedStringKey.font: font as Any, NSAttributedStringKey.paragraphStyle: paragraphStyle]let attrText = NSAttributedString(string: string, attributes: attributes)self.textView.attributedText = attrText


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