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Paragraph and line breaks

How to create paragraphs and line breaks

To create a new paragraph in Spring, simply hit the 'return' key on your keyboard. By default most website designs visually identify new paragraphs with additional space underneath the paragraph. The exact formatting is controlled by the 'Style Sheet' for your website which was established when your site was first setup.

You can however use a shortcut to create a new 'linebreak' without creating a new paragraph by holding the 'shift' key when hitting 'return'. This is sometimes usefully for formatting things such as addresses, comments or captions where you do not wish for a complete new paragraph to be created. This should not be used for all content (for example you don't like the look of the paragraph breaks) - if that is the case it is better to contact your designer and request the visual formatting of paragraphs to be changed.

Example 1: Standard paragraph

This is an example of a standard paragraph

This is an example of a standard paragraph

Example 2: Line break

This is an example of a line break
This is an example of a line break

Multiple paragraphs and line breaks

To ensure compliance with the Web Standards, Spring will automatically remove multiple or blank paragraphs when the document is saved. Additionally, Spring will automatically detect multiple line-breaks (created when using 'shift-return' or when pasted from external applications) and convert them into single paragraphs.