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Blog--Compose--Extra spaces
June 16, 2012
11:02 am
Roxie Marston

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When I am composing a post the spacing between paragraphs or pictures is just fine.  When it gets published often there is a lot of empty space between paragraphs or pictures.  Returning to the post-compose page does not display this space. Has happened many times before. This just occured on the Maestro blog.  Need the web address.  Don’t think so.  Can you help me fix this?  Thanks…RoxieCry

June 16, 2012
8:32 pm
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Hey Roxie,

I have the same problem with Blogger.  The answer has to do with HTML code and how the Blogger post editor chooses to implement it.  We just type what we want and count on Blogger to write the underlying HTML, but it doesn’t handle paragraphs correctly, or consistently.  Over the years, they change which code to use, which changes the way the line spacing between paragraphs is handled.  

I think they should use <p> tags – that means paragraph and it handles the additional space between paragraphs well.  But, instead, Blogger uses <br /> tags, or <Div> or none at all, which seems to be their current preference.  If you look at my blog thru the years you will see all sorts of different spacing between paragraphs – yuk.

During the periods when I have used Windows Live Writer – my posts look much better because Live Writer appropriately uses <p> tags.

So, the best answer is – use Live Writer

If you want to stick with the Blogger’s native editor, then try changing the option (on the right side of the post editor) to:

Line Breaks -> Use <br> tag.  That will at least make your editor version match your published version.

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