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Any updates on the double spacing problem?

Is there a configuration or style setting for the confluence editor so that the space between lines can be changed? There is so much white space it's like reading someone's blue book. Are there any updates on the issue? I see that there are a lot of comments about the issue that date back to at least 2011.

All the other applications I use, gmail, other web mail, on line documents and forms, etc., all conform to pretty standard editing behavior and good cut and paste functionality. Confluence is the only application that fails to keep even the line spacing consistent. 

Is there any documentation as to why confluence behaves in a contrary way to all other applications? Does this behavior provide some special functionality that I am not using?


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Shannon S Atlassian Team Aug 02, 2021

Hi Bryan,

Welcome to Atlassian Community! Thanks for joining us.

Can you show me an example of the problem you're encountering and a link to the comments you found? We have changed the editor a few times since 2011, so the problem has likely evolved since then.

I want to make sure I understand the problem as it is today, in 2021.

Thank you for your help!

Take care,


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Shannon S Atlassian Team Feb 14, 2022

Hi Bryan,

Thank you for sharing the example. Unfortunately, I'm not able to tell from your example what part of Confluence is causing this.

For faster assistance, please report this to your Confluence site admin and have them raise a ticket with Atlassian Support, and we can take a look at your site.

Thanks for your help,

Shannon | Atlassian Community Support

I forgot to include what the text looks like inside the email.




All other installations of Confluence that I have used in the past have shown the same odd spacing behavior. It is not always consistent within confluence but it is always Confluence that consistently shows the problem compared with other applications and tools that accept text input.

Shannon S Atlassian Team Feb 15, 2022

Hi Bryan,

Thank you for your reply. Can you let me know how the email relates to the problem in Confluence? For example, are you copying and pasting text from an email into Confluence? 

It would help if you could pass this onto your Confluence site admin and have them raise a ticket with Atlassian Support so that we can take a look at the problem.

Thank you,

Shannon | Atlassian Community Support

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