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Contribute Tip: Shift + Enter = Line Break with No Extra Space

This tip works in many programs, including Contribute, Microsoft Word, and TypePad. 

Image comparing effects of Enter versus Shift+Enter  

When you are typing paragraphs of text, in most situations hitting the Enter key creates a new paragraph, with an extra blank space between it and the previous paragraph.  Most of the time this is a good thing, because paragraphs of text are easier to read when there is a margin of space between them.

But what if you want two lines of text with no margin of space between them? This is when you should hold down the Shift key and hit Enter at the same time (Shift+Enter). It drops the text down one line (single-spaced). No gap of blank space!


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