Spacing issues with paragraphs

Justine_Brooks
Shopify Partner
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Hi Everyone,

I am having issues with getting the spacing correct from paragraph to paragraph.

I am not sure how to fix this. In the "write your page", the spacing between paragraphs looks ok. However, when I look at the actual site, everything becomes one or two paragraphs.

 

Here is an example: 

http://justinebrooks.com/pages/about-justine-brooks

 

Thanks for your help!

 

Justine Brooks

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Jason
Shopify Expert
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Did you copy and paste that content into the content area? It looks like you've got some rouge <div> tags in the content that are causing you issues. You can try hitting the clear formatting button on selected content but you might need to jump into html mode and manually fix them up.

 
Clear formatting button

 
HTML mode:

 

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Justine_Brooks
Shopify Partner
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Thanks Jason. I see what you mean, I will give it a go and see how it makes out. I really appreciate your advice.

Justine

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Tracy_Stolese
New Member
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Hi, Justine!  I am  building my Shopify site and came across this thread as I was trying to figure out how to change paragraph spacing.  It looks like you've managed to do what I am trying to do, which is to increase space between paragraphs more than it is currently in the template.  Any ideas or advice would be welcome!

 

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Justine_Brooks
Shopify Partner
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I paid someone on elance.com eventually to do it, as I couldnt be bothered to figure it out! Seems to be when you put it into "simple text" it works!

 

Hope that helps. 

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Caroline_Schnap
Shopify Staff
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Hi Tracy,

Ideally, you will just use paragraphs, and not press Enter several times to add space between them. Space between paragraphs can be adjusted in the theme's stylesheet.

Also, to go to the next line without creating a new paragraph, in writing down a street address for example, you need to click on Shift-Enter instead of Enter.

Tracy_Stolese
New Member
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HI, Caroline...not sure if I did a good job explaining what I am trying to do....I didn't seem to find a place to do it in the theme.

I am trying to add an extra space between paragraphs on a page of text (but not as big as the space created by hitting "return" an extra time).  I guess this would be the leading.  I want it to be tighter within the paragraph, but wider from one paragraph to the next.  Do you know if there is a way to do this?

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Caroline_Schnap
Shopify Staff
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I am trying to add an extra space between paragraphs on a page of text (but not as big as the space created by hitting "return" an extra time).  I guess this would be the leading.  I want it to be tighter within the paragraph, but wider from one paragraph to the next.  Do you know if there is a way to do this?

The way to do both things is by editing your stylesheet.

Do you need help with that? What is your shop URL?

Space between paragraphs is controlled via paragraphs top and bottom margins.

Space between lines of text within a paragraph is adjusted with the CSS property line-height.

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Tracy_Stolese
New Member
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It's not up yet.  I'm having a lot of trouble editing the stylesheet.  I've figured out a lot of it, but am having a tough time with a couple of things like this that should be pretty simple!  I can't even change the font size of the headings!

 

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Caroline_Schnap
Shopify Staff
Shopify Staff
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Hi Tracy,

I work for Shopify so I am able to look at your About page now. I won't post a link, no worries.

What exact changes do you need to have made to the text on that page? Let me know!

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