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Double spacing as default ?

  1. Hello.

    Just starting a blog, and I have no experience with doing this type of thing at all.
    I'm currently adding some links to my "Link" page, and each time I press enter to add a new link (on a new line) it skips down two spaces. So in other words the lines are not spaced like they are in the text I am currently writing. It seems that the default would be single spacing, not double spacing.

    I understand that I could change this in HTML, but I feel that I should be able to do this in the "Visual" tab of the post box.

    Thanks !

    The blog I need help with is garylindorff.wordpress.com.

  2. In the Visual Editor all you have to do is to hold down the shift key as you press return. That will give you a line break with no blank line between.

  3. Thanks kindly. That's great. One more thing. What about font size. I see no button for this...

  4. While you can change font size with CSS or on a post by post basis with html (or page by page), it is generally easier to put a text widget in your sidebar to let your visually impared readers know that they can use their browser's zoom function to enlarge the text (and pictures).

    If you want to try html for some parts of your post (titles or for emphasis) then look here:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2009/07/11/formatting-text-pt-5/
    or more html:
    http://wpbtips.wordpress.com/2012/02/05/introduction-to-html-for-wordpress-com-users/

  5. There is a button in the Visual Editor for using headings, which will change the size of your text, but use that with caution:

    Headings Are Important

    Use HTML headings for headings only. Don't use headings to make text BIG or bold.

    Search engines use your headings to index the structure and content of your web pages.

    Since users may skim your pages by its headings, it is important to use headings to show the document structure.

    H1 headings should be used as main headings, followed by H2 headings, then the less important H3 headings, and so on.

    from:
    http://www.w3schools.com/html/html_headings.asp

  6. Just out of curiosity, how come there isn't a simple font size button ?

  7. I'm just a volunteer. That is the way the Visual editor here is set up, but I don't have any secret insight into why they don't have such a button.

  8. Oh okay. Well thanks anyway !

  9. Insight: you get a font-size button if you buy the Custom Design upgrade.

  10. Also in my early blogging days, I had access to another platform which did have a font-size button (as well as table coding and other options) and I used that.

    The problem with that is that the "other platform" did put in some odd coding, though it did work copy and pasting to wp.com…

    It worked, but I wouldn't advise others to try it: depends a LOT on the "other platform" you use, but I was lucky with the one I had access to… (the odd code wasn't actually junk code)

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