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How do I get rid of unwanted spaces in my posting?

  1. thecuriousgenealogist
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    How do I get rid of unwanted spaces in a posting?

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

  2. Are you copying and pasting text into post or pages?

  3. All support docs are at https://en.support.wordpress.com/

    Have you read the Microsoft WORD support doc https://en.support.wordpress.com/microsoft-word/ ?

    Have you also read Microsoft OneDrive Word Web App support doc https://en.support.wordpress.com/word-web-app/?

    Microsoft Word includes a lot of junk code and that's why using Microsoft LiveWriter is preferred. https://en.support.wordpress.com/xml-rpc/windows-live-writer/

    For copying and pasting from Microsoft WORD.

    If you are copying and pasting from a word processing document like Microsoft WORD note that the paste as WORD button was removed last year. If you use the Paste as plain text button then a special cleanup process will run to remove any special formatting and HTML tags that may otherwise change your text.
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#pasting-text

    Go to > Dashboard > Settings > Writing and enable this setting:
    Formatting
    __ WordPress should correct invalidly nested XHTML automatically
    "save changes"

    http://NAME_OF_BLOG.wordpress.com/wp-admin/options-writing.php

    *Replace NAME_OF_BLOG with the actual name of your site and then click to reach your dashboard.

    If you want to learn how to format and space your posts and pages in a wordpress.COM blog see: http://en.support.wordpress.com/advanced-html/ Specifically see here https://en.support.wordpress.com/advanced-html/#extra-line-breaks

    You can also use the pre tag. See here https://en.forums.wordpress.com/topic/can-i-get-rid-of-double-word-spacing?replies=21#post-2512371

    If you are working in the Visual editor, to get single spacing between paragraphs hold the SHIFT key down and simultaneously click ENTER at the end of the paragraph. If you are working in the Text or HTML editor, a single click of ENTER will give you a single-spaced line, and two clicks of ENTER will result in double spaced lines.

    IMPORTANT NOTE: When you create a new post, always make sure the Format tool is set to Paragraph before you start typing. It's in the Visual editor Row 2 first position "style". See the illustration here http://en.support.wordpress.com/visual-editor/#row-2 If you forget to do that then edit the post, highlight all in the Visual editor, select Paragraph from the Format tool, switch editor to Text then switch back to Visual and click Update.

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