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How do I change the spacing to single line in the new editor?

Patricia Marek
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February 10, 2023

When I type in the "Description" field, it is always spaced like a line and a half or double spacing and it just takes up too much room.  I use it to keep personal information contacts that are involved in this particular card, but it just goes on forever!  I can't seem to put them in single line as I could before.

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Cate Wylie October 2, 2023

I used to be able to go back to the old format, but now they have taken away that option. This is definitely NOT AN UPGRADE.

Makes it difficult to format the cards the way I WANT THEM.

The double spacing on the new layout is impossible to work with. Why does Trello always force upgrades on us and wait for the myriad of complaints come to do anything to fix it.

GIVE US SPACING OPTIONS, PLEASE!!!!!

First it was the labels, now this. Please stop fixing what already works.

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Brant Schroeder
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February 10, 2023

@Patricia Marek Welcome to the Atlassian community

You can just hit shift enter at the end of each sentence to have a single line break.  

Patricia Marek
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February 10, 2023

I’m working on a Mac, I don’t have an ENTER button.  Return doesn’t work…

Thuy Shapiro
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February 24, 2023

@Brant Schroeder the solution to always hit shift/enter at the end of a sentence is not very efficient when you have a lot of information to add to the description box. Also, when you paste information in the box, it will automatically double space. Having to go back at the end of each sentence to hit shift/enter is very time consuming.

Is there a way Atlassian can give the option to the end user in settings to continue with this formatting or change it to single line? 

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Brant Schroeder
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February 24, 2023

@Patricia Marek I am not a big Mac user but I believe that shift+ fn + return is what you need to do.  

@Thuy Shapiro This is standard WYSIWYG editor functionality and has been for decades.  I would suggest contacting support and seeing if they have a recommendation or asking them if they can implement this type of feature.  https://trello.com/en/contact#/ 

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Thuy Shapiro
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February 24, 2023

@Brant Schroeder thank you for the quick response. This definitely was not going on before the upgrade happened to my account. Thank you for offering a suggestion. 

Harold Mckee
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May 4, 2023

Let's just change it back. Who thought this was a good idea anyway?

Brent Warren June 15, 2023

Just adding to the chorus here that spacing should be what it is always is, single lined. Incredibly annoying little bug. 

Charles Acosta
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June 18, 2023

I agree with going with single spacing and leaving it alone.  If I want a double space I can just hit the return twice.  The really weird thing is that it doesn't do the double spacing when I use my phone app but does on my computer.  I appreciate to fix of hitting shift+return to get the single space, but how annoying it is. 

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