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    How do I reduce the spacing between lines of text written in the free text html field?

    Asked by rbarber on May 21, 2011 at 01:47 AM



    I'd like to squeeze the lines together a bit.

    After doing that, I'd like to shove them up a bit so they're closer to the top of the form.


    How do I do that?





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    JotForm Support

    Answered by abajan on May 21, 2011 at 08:21 AM

    Hi Richard

    Please clone this form, embed it in your page and let us know if the result is similar to what you wanted. If it is, I'll give you the details on how it was achieved.



    ~ Wayne

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    Answered by allanftd on May 21, 2011 at 08:33 AM

    Hi Richard,

    Please click the HTML icon  in the HTML Free Text toolbar. Then paste the following snippet of code at the start:

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    Please try and let us know how it goes. Thank you for using JotForm!

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    Answered by tiap on May 22, 2011 at 04:53 AM

    Hold the shift key down when you press enter. That will then give you a single line space.

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    Answered by abajan on May 22, 2011 at 05:28 AM

    Thanks very much for that tip, tiap. Simple is good! Not only will it help Richard with his form but all users who want to format posts on this forum. For instance I prefer my lists to be single spaced like this:

    1. First item
    2. Second item
    3. Third item etc.

    instead of this:

    1. First

    2. Second item

    3. Third item etc.

    Before if I wanted the single spacing, I would click the little "HTML" icon, replace closing paragraph tags with break tags and remove subsequent opening paragraph tags - a real hassle.


    ~ Wayne

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    Answered by zparedes on July 31, 2015 at 05:41 PM

    Put your cursor at the end of line press shift enter then hit shift delete to narrow spacing on your form letter.

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    Answered by confuseduser  on March 31, 2016 at 04:39 AM

    Thank you, zparedes!