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Line spacing after copy-pasting text

  1. Hi all,

    When I copied some text off the internet and pasted it into a test post, the line spacing for this text is larger than the line spacing for text that I type myself. I don't know why this is happening; in the html editor, there're absolutely no tags that could cause this.

    Can any one help me?
    This is the post I'm talking about:
    http://bartjeej.wordpress.com/2012/12/27/attempt-at-getting-two-columns/

    Thanks in advance!

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

  2. This has nothing to do with pasting vs typing. The tightly spaced blocks are the ones that come right after the opening div tags you've used, while the rest are normal paragraphs (Chateau has an unusually large line spacing for paragraphs). To make all the text uniform you need a paragraph break right after each opening div tag.
    But this will give you the large line spacing throughout. To change that you'd need to change the line-height of each and every paragraph (or buy the Custom Design upgrade and change it once for all).

    By the way, you think "there're absolutely no tags that could cause this" because plain p tags (as well as plain br tags) are hidden from view in the so-called Text editor. You can see them if you view the sourcecode of the post.

  3. you're right, I can see them when pressing F12 in IE. I thought that there was no other code going on, but clearly I was wrong about that!

    Thanks as well for pointing out the workings of Chateau in this regard... odd, but I'll find some way to live with it :-)

  4. You're welcome.
    If by "workings of Chateau" you don't mean the large line spacing for paragraphs but the difference between the first paragraph and the rest inside a div, that's not a Chateau issue, it's an issue with the editor. When you add a div, enter some text (without first entering a paragraph break as I suggested), then hit enter for a paragraph break, the result is: opening div tag, text, closing p tag (which is mistaken, as you probably know), then correct paragraphs from then on (opening p tag, text, closing p tag). So the rest of the text has paragraph styling (which varies from theme to theme) while the first paragraph doesn't (as it's missing the opening p tag).

  5. ah I see, thanks! :-)

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