Line Spacing is Inconsistent

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I've been having a recurring problem with line spacing. Sometimes lines seem to have no space in between (i.e. one line is tight over another), and sometimes there is space between them. Also, sometimes two columns look the same but when I update the site, the spacing is different. Here's an example (look under Restaurants... or see image below) (http://www.hillslist.info/stuff-to-do.... This is a little frustrating as I'm a stickler for details and I have about 90 pages on the site. Please Help!

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Emmy

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Hello Jesse,
Do you ever copy and paste from Word into the Site Builder? This can cause a whole slew of problems as Word sends along a mess of formatting code with the text you are copying and pasting. If you do we suggest always pasting into something like Notepad first as this will eliminate the extra formatting.

Let me know if this doesn't help and I will investigate further!

Regards,
Emmy
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Emmy - I scanned in a picture postcard, with words and graphics, and it caused my page/s to break! I didn't realise this would happen but it did. Now I am ultra careful to cut and paste from Word into Notebook and only then onto my web page. I am still a 'newey' but am learning very quickly to obey ze rules :-)
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Still having the same issue :(
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Hello Jesse,

I went to the page above in both Internet Explorer and Firefox and the line spacing looks different than in your screen shot; the line spacing I am seeing looks good.

Can you try clearing your browsers cache Clearing Your Browser's Cache.

Try this, and revisit the page in both IE and Firefox and let me know how it looks.

Regards,
Emmy
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Unfortunately text editing is controlled by your browser. Each browser has a different way of implementing code. For example, when you hit "enter" in Firefox, it inserts a single line break. However, Internet Explorer inserts a double paragraph break . My best suggestion is that you switch to Firefox for editing text if you want to get around the line spacing problem you are experiencing.
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Also, if you are using IE, type shift+enter when you want to go to a new line and you will get a single line space.
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Thank you Emmy and Monique.

Emmy - the reason it looks good in your browser is because I managed to change it since I posted the question, but it was a very tedious process. I found a page on the site where the spacing was good, then I copy/ pasted it and replaced the text and links... I wouldn't want to do that for every "bad" line on the site. I notice you're a big fan of Firefox! I've been trying out Google Chrome - faster than IE but some compatibility problems. I'll check out Firefox.

Monique - thanks for the tip. Looks like that's working!
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Monique, VP of Customer Support

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I am glad the shift+enter is working for you. We do recommend Firefox as it works best with SynthaSite, so I definitely encourage you to try it out. Google Chrome looks promising, but it is still in beta, so we can't offer support for it yet.
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Well I'm using Firefox, which is very similar to Chrome; however, I'm still encountering spacing issues. Right now, for example, I'm working on the Volunteering Page. Some of the text comes out single spaced and some looks double spaced, although it all looks the same in the editor. Here's what I mean: (http://hillslist.info/volunteering.php). Any ideas???
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Hello Jesse,
If this is in a text widget could you try clicking on the little html icon on the edit bar. The ones that are double spaced look like they are in paragraph format which is designated like this in html < p >. Please take a look at the html and see if the ones that look like they are double spaced begin with something like this < p > and end with < / p >. If they do, you could take it out and then it will look like the others.

Let me know if that makes any difference.

Emmy
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How about using the paragraph function. I solved mine using the paragraph and heading function on the site builder.
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Laura

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Sounds like a glitch.
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UK Duke, Champion

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8 month old thread - boring.
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It's still not working properly.
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Kershnee

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Didi - are you have line spacing issues?
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Jesse...Try this...

For your Restaurant....type:

apples pears
bananas oranges

Stay on the same line to type in your items, i.e. go across the page
not down and then across again.

Then as soon as you have written the 's' in pears hit: Shift and Enter, one at a time, not together and then go across again, starting with bananas and gong across to oranges.

It does work!

Margaret
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Hi Jess ... I have to laugh at myself - so clever I make even more mistakes!
When I typed the above note, I typed apples and pears etc. leaving a reasonable space between them. Now I notice they're higgeldy piggeldy.
I got the single lines pacing right but now it's the column probbie :-) Can't win!
So maybe using Tab will solve that?
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Margaret

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Jess ...again! I meant line spacing ... though lines pacing is also okay :-)