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    add paragraph to free text html

    Asked by kscooley on November 12, 2013 at 10:37 AM

    Every time I try to add a <P> so that I can have space between two sentences, it looks fine until I hit Complete and then there is no space.  I've used the free text editor; I've gone into HTML - nothing is working and I'm getting more and more irritated.  Why does your HTML not work as it should????

    free text html
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    Answered by EliezerN on November 12, 2013 at 11:55 AM

    Thanks for contacting us.

    Have you already tried using the <br> tag?

    Could you please confirm if this is the form you are having troubles with http://www.jotform.us/form/33153525062143

    If so, please notice that each paragraph text on the HTML area ois between two tags <p> and <span> as you can see in the next image: 

    So if you need to separate one paragraph in two, try to add those tags to the second paragraph, so it will be like this: 

    <p><span style="font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium;">HERE IS THE TEXT OF THE PARAGRAPH YOU NEED TO ADD</span></p>

    I cloned your form and applied the method I described above and it worked perfect, a new paragraph/line was created:

     

    So, make sure also that you are not adding the <p> tags inside of other <p> tags like this one: 

    <p>THIS IS PART OF A PARAGRAPH<p>THIS IS APARAGRAPH IN SIDE OF ANOTHER PARAGRAPH</p> THIS IS A SECOND PART OF A PARAGRAPH</p>

    I hope this helps, Please let us know if you still need further assistance with this or kindly open a new thread to make unrelated questions.

    Thanks for using Jotform

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    Answered by kscooley on November 12, 2013 at 01:01 PM

    I assumed that the HTML would work as it does normally (like creating a webpage) - and a </p> is not needed, nor is a <span> needed.  The form you used as an example is the one I was referring to.  I'll give what you said a try.  Thanks!

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    Answered by kscooley on November 12, 2013 at 01:02 PM

    Oh, and thank you so much for the super fast response!  Truly appreciated.

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    Answered by kscooley on November 12, 2013 at 01:07 PM

    Ok, no, that did not work.  The trouble is that I need some of the lines double spaced.  So instead of looking like:

    The quick brown fox jumped over the bush.

    Then he ran away.

    I need it to look like:

    The quick brown fox jumped over the bush.

     

    Then he ran away.

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on November 12, 2013 at 01:48 PM

    After the paragraph <p> tags, use break <br> tags. Just press SHIFT + Enter key on your Windows Keyboard OR Control-O for OSx.

    Thanks

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    JotForm Support

    Answered by Welvin on November 12, 2013 at 01:49 PM

    By the way, here's an example: http://www.jotformpro.com/form/33154975811963.

    Thanks

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    Answered by kscooley on November 12, 2013 at 02:53 PM

    Ok, after a bit of trial and error, I think I have it working now.  Thank you SO much for your help!!