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Line spacing in posts... RRS feed

  • Question

  • When viewing messages in the web forum, I have noticed that the line spacing of my messages (which I usually post via Windows Live Mail in 12 pt Trebuchet MS) is inappropriately small; lines should be more "spacey" so that they will be easier to read. I don't see that in the Answers forums, for example. Does anyone know anything about this?
    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Monday, October 4, 2010 8:05 AM

Answers

  • To me, this looks like the TechNet CSS definition of the <P /> is just different a decision the TechNet site managers implemented months back. There were some minor complains about the css, fonts etc, but I don't know of any changes coming to reverse any of that. So thanks for reporting it, I will pass it along to the technet folks.


    Community Forums Program Manager
    Monday, October 4, 2010 6:10 PM
    Answerer

All replies

  • You may see some different line spacing based on the brand that you are participating in. This should be somewhat minimal though. Also, realize there are two line spacing elements <br /> (shift-enter) and <P /> (enter...or the default for the 'return' key).  Also, always include example urls when reporting issues so it can help us better understand the issue. Thanks for reporting.
    Community Forums Program Manager
    Monday, October 4, 2010 4:50 PM
    Answerer
  • Thank you for your comment. Sorry, I should have given specific examples. Take a look at the line spacing in my reply to this thread:

    Updating TOC in Word2003
    http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/word/thread/947cebf4-1bb8-48d7-a594-bb9d9baa1a0c

    Compare this to a posting in Answers, also using Windows Live Mail, and you'll see that it is more readable:

    Password Protecting Documents
    http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/wordcreate/thread/7029b9b6-3aa2-4acd-b6c0-ea054bdc121a/#f3cd0882-2879-4a7b-a682-5a818b0edbab

    Looking at the replies in Windows Live Mail, they both have the same line spacing.


    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Monday, October 4, 2010 6:00 PM
  • To me, this looks like the TechNet CSS definition of the <P /> is just different a decision the TechNet site managers implemented months back. There were some minor complains about the css, fonts etc, but I don't know of any changes coming to reverse any of that. So thanks for reporting it, I will pass it along to the technet folks.


    Community Forums Program Manager
    Monday, October 4, 2010 6:10 PM
    Answerer
  • OK, thank you for the follow-up. I just wanted to add that I see the same symptom on the MVP forums at  http://social.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/mvpword/threads as well. It seems to affect several "non-Answers" forums.

     
    "Brent Serbus [ADMIN_MSFT]" wrote in message news:531eea4f-7b48-4864-9c45-d966758390d9@communitybridge.codeplex.com...

    To me, this looks like the TechNet CSS definition of the <P /> is just different a decision the TechNet site managers implemented months back. There were some minor complains about the css, fonts etc, but I don't know of any changes coming to reverse any of that. So thanks for reporting it, I will pass it along to the technet folks.


    Community Forums Program Manager

    Stefan Blom, Microsoft Word MVP
    Monday, October 4, 2010 6:49 PM