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Normal Text Merging with Header


Whenever I try to add a header the normal text in the paragraph either above or below always changes to the header formatting. The only solution I've found so far is to leave generous (2+ lines) of space between the header and the text. It looks rather odd and eats up a lot of valuable page space. Example below of unwanted text still well spaced and continuously changing to the heading format.


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Andy Gladstone Community Leader Apr 06, 2022

@Matt Bond Welcome to Confluence Cloud.

How are you applying the Heading formatting? Are you selecting it on the the line you are editing? Or are you highlighting the text and then selecting it? Often when selecting text it can bleed over due to trailing spaces or hard returns. Best practice is just to select the font style you need while the cursor is active on that line of text.

On top of that, there is a natural buffer between Headings and text, which decreases based on the Heading size. See below for the size and buffer space for each heading type.


@Andy Gladstone Thank you for a timely response!

I am highlighting text that's been copied and pasted. Am I understanding your response correctly that the method I'm using is the cause?

Andy Gladstone Community Leader Apr 07, 2022

@Matt Bond that has been my experience. Have you tried with just placing your cursor on the line of text and selecting the font format you desire to see if that changes anything?

@Andy Gladstone That seems to work better. I still need to add an extra space and above and below the header between text or it happens again. But still better than how it was before.

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