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Set the Line Spacing

You might set the line spacing different than the default setting when you need the text to fill a predefined area. Use the line-height property to set the space between lines. You can increase or decrease the line spacing.

Shown below is the default spacing between lines.

This is the default spacing between lines.
This is the default spacing between lines.
This is the default spacing between lines.

Shown below is the Line-height set to 8 pixels. Obviously this is a bit to small, but it's just an example.

<p style="line-height:8px;">
This is decreased spacing between lines.<br />
This is decreased spacing between lines.<br />
This is decreased spacing between lines.</p>

This is decreased spacing between lines.
This is decreased spacing between lines.
This is decreased spacing between lines.

Shown below is the Line-height set to 30 pixels. This might be a bit to much line spacing.

<p style="line-height:30px;">
This is increased spacing between lines.<br />
This is increased spacing between lines.<br />
This is increased spacing between lines.</p>

This is increased spacing between lines.
This is increased spacing between lines.
This is increased spacing between lines.

You might set the line spacing different than the default setting when you need the text to fill a predefined area. But since you may not know the default spacing between lines, you may need to experiment with different values.

More CSS Quick Reference:
• Class Selector
• Define CSS Rollover Effects
• Pseudo-class Selectors
• Set The Cursor Style
• Set List Properties
• Set an Element's Overflow
• nth-child Selector
• Set the Font Properties
• Set an Element's Overlap (z-index)
• Set the Border Properties

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