# How to adjust the line spacing in the text node in JavaFX?

JavaObject Oriented ProgrammingProgramming

The line spacing property of the javafx.scene.text.The text class specifies the line spacing between the lines of the text (node) vertically.

You can set the value to this property using the setLineSpacing() method. This method accepts a boolean value as a parameter and sets the specified space between the lines (vertically).

## Example

import java.io.FileInputStream;
import java.io.FileNotFoundException;
import java.io.InputStream;
import java.util.Scanner;
import javafx.application.Application;
import javafx.scene.Group;
import javafx.scene.Scene;
import javafx.scene.paint.Color;
import javafx.stage.Stage;
import javafx.scene.text.Text;
import javafx.scene.text.TextAlignment;
public class TextSpacing extends Application {
public void start(Stage stage) throws FileNotFoundException {
//Reading the contents of a text file.
InputStream inputStream = new FileInputStream("D:\\sample_text.txt");
Scanner sc = new Scanner(inputStream);
StringBuffer sb = new StringBuffer();
while(sc.hasNext()) {
sb.append(" "+sc.nextLine()+"\n");
}
//Creating a text object
Text text = new Text(10.0, 25.0, sb.toString());
//Wrapping the text
text.setWrappingWidth(565);
//Setting the alignment
text.setTextAlignment(TextAlignment.JUSTIFY);
//Setting the space
text.setLineSpacing(2.0);
//Setting the stage
Group root = new Group(text);
Scene scene = new Scene(root, 595, 150, Color.BEIGE);
stage.setTitle("Line Spacing (2.0)");
stage.setScene(scene);
stage.show();
}
public static void main(String args[]){
launch(args);
}
}

## sample.txt

Assume following are the contents of the sample.txt file −

Tutorials Point originated from the idea that there exists a class of readers who respond better
to online content and prefer to learn new skills at their own pace from the comforts of their drawing rooms.
The journey commenced with a single tutorial on HTML in 2006 and elated by the response it generated,
we worked our way to adding fresh tutorials to our repository which now proudly flaunts a wealth of
tutorials and allied articles on topics ranging from programming languages to web designing to academics
and much more.

## Output

In the same way, the following will be the output if you set the line spacing as 8.0 −

Published on 14-Apr-2020 12:17:14