WHY DONT THEY FIX LINE SPACING? ITS HILARIOUS

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  • #937102

    timethief
    Member

    @mkaskima

    Do I have to make my blog public for that?

    No. As I said above:

    Post the link and Staff will enter the blog from the backend and ascertain exactly what your problem is today — no need to wait for tomorrow.

    Now I will flag this thread for Staff attention so that takes place.

    #937105

    ardpete
    Member

    If you hate it that much, go elsewhere. Funny how you’re the only one that’s complaining about it, the rest of us 2 million + users know how to work around it.

    #937106

    macmanx
    Staff

    Can you give me a link to a specific post where double-line spacing isn’t working for you?

    #937117

    mkaskima
    Member

    Here double spacing doesn’t work.

    http://cannamellia.wordpress.com/2012/07/01/183/

    If I make a new post, it doesn’t work either though.

    #937118

    macmanx
    Staff

    Check the HTML editor tab. Each paragraph is wrapped in a span style, which negates any manual spacing. This usually happens when the text is copied from another application or webpage.

    If you remove the span tags, you’ll be able to add manual spacing.

    http://en.support.wordpress.com/writing-and-formatting-poetry/

    #937120

    mkaskima
    Member

    How to remove span tags?

    #937123

    macmanx
    Staff

    Switch to the HTML editor tab and remove anything that looks like:

    <span [there may be extra stuff here]>

    and:

    </span>

    #937124

    mkaskima
    Member

    Thanks a lot! :)
    I am not very good with editing code

    #937125

    mkaskima
    Member

    I removed every element with the word “span” in it, and the line spacing still doesn’t work.

    #937126

    macmanx
    Staff

    Have you tried inserting HTML line breaks via the HTML editor tab? Here’s an example of one line break:

    <br />

    #937127

    mkaskima
    Member

    Yes, tried it again now, and after saving all the
    that I wrote got deleted in the process of saving.

    #937128

    mkaskima
    Member

    * all the “
    ” that I wrote.

    #937129

    macmanx
    Staff

    Hm, I wonder if this may be related to the non-English characters. It is entirely possible as well that the browser is just cleaning up the whitespace.

    The line breaks are indeed saved and appearing in the code, they just aren’t being rendered by the browser, which is something that we really don’t have control over.

    #937130

    mkaskima
    Member

    1)It cannot be related to non-English characters because even if I write a new post with only english characters it doesn’t allow line spacing for me.

    2) The line breaks after saving are gone. In the HTML version of the page it does not show the line spaces after saving. Which means that they get deleted in the process of saving.

    #937131

    macmanx
    Staff

    Hm, they were still there when I saved, probably because I saved in the HTML editor tab.

    Regardless, it looks like you’re on to something with the non-breaking spaces. Neat trick!

    For anyone else following along, try this on each line in the HTML editor tab:

    &nbsp;

    #937132

    mkaskima
    Member

    I open the HTML editor tab,

    write:

    then save.

    And look at the Visual tab. And no change.

    Then switch to the HTML editor tab, and

    That I wrote is gone.

    #937133

    mkaskima
    Member

    The strange parts in my post above include space lining code:

    “<br /
    <br /
    <br / “

    basically what I meant to say is:

    I open the HTML editor tab,

    write:
    <br /
    <br /
    <br /

    then save.

    And look at the Visual tab. And no change.

    Then switch to the HTML editor tab, and

    <br /
    <br /
    <br /

    That I wrote is gone.

    #937134

    macmanx
    Staff

    You had it going well with:

    &nbsp;

    Just enter that in the HTML editor tab, do not switch to the Visual editor tab, and save. In this case, you may need to do your line breaks last in the HTML editor tab, as switching to the Visual tab seems to remove them.

    #937135

    mkaskima
    Member

    I tried this ” ” on every line thing, and it gets deleted in the process of saving as well.

    #937136

    macmanx
    Staff

    Just try:

    &nbsp;

    In the HTML editor tab and don’t switch back to the Visual editor tab. It will save.

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