Spacing between hard returns on pages

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  • #1120019

    sharonwynn
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    I am new to wordpress and am not familiar with CSS. I want to change the spacing in between paragraphs so things look a little more compact. Any ideas on how to do this?

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

    #1120117

    timethief
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    Blog editors and word processors are not the same and do not work the same way. The web standard is one blank line only, so you cannot add more blank lines by pressing return repeatedly like you would do with a typewriter or in a word processing application. If you want to learn how to format and space your posts and pages see:
    http://en.support.wordpress.com/writing-and-formatting-poetry/

    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 HTML (Text) editor, a single click of ENTER will give you a single-spaced line, and two clicks of ENTER will result in double spaced lines. http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2011/09/13/wordpress-formatting-and-spacing/

    P.S. 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.

    #1120119

    sharonwynn
    Member

    Ok. The problem them becomes when I use the shift+enter key, the type on the first line now becomes formatted the same way as the second line. I want to maintain the spacing but format the type differently.

    #1120123

    timethief
    Member

    I’m sorry but what I posted above is all I can provide. As for me, I switch to the Text (HTML) editor and use it.

    #1120312

    justpi
    Member

    a) Define “differently”, please.
    b) Do you have the Custom Design upgrade?
    c) http://spiritofachildfoundationdotorg.wordpress.com/ is empty. Are you talking about a different blog?

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