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How to remove unwanted line spacing in the editor.


The editor is adding unwanted space between lines, I can't get rid of it. I have tried clearing the formatting, removing copying and pasting via vi to remove all formatting and no joy.

The option to edit markup, has gone.

It appears to be a forced paragraph, per line. 🤦‍♂️

To Atlassian this is almost a deal breaker - being able to directly edit content in a simple way, is why wiki's and this product were selected in the first place, as formatting word and other word processor type documents are a real pain.


Here is an example, I don't want the paragraph spaces. On the irritation scale it's off the charts.

Screenshot 2020-08-30 at 10.00.36.png

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Making this easier to find would be worth while.

Deleted user Mar 28, 2021

I am struggling with checkboxes its so annoying!

I agree! Either allow the user to edit the Marrkup or giving an explicit option to format the paragraph.

And yes, CTRL+ENTER is common but on very specific and well known situations. If not for this post I would never guess!

I standardized spacing between blocks of text by clicking on the blank line and changing the line to "Preformatted" text (from "Paragraph" for example). That cleaned up my confluence page. Was not easy to figure out by any means. Got lucky with trial and error.

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Jul 07, 2023

Worked for me. 

Marked the text with some un-understandable line spaces and changed to "Preformatted". The line spaces was now possible to delete. After rearranging the text i turned it back to "Paragraph".

In July 2023 this is still an issue. You  can Vote to get it fixed here in the Jira list of possible future features:

The control + Enter workaround has an effect but still does not narrow the line spacing much. 
It is also clunky, needs to be done on every line.
You can upvote this issue at the above link to get it on the radar of the Atlassian Dev Team.

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