Microsoft KB Archive/169883

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Article ID: 169883

Article Last Modified on 10/7/2003


  • Microsoft FrontPage 97 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 1.0 for Macintosh

This article was previously published under Q169883

For a Microsoft FrontPage 2000 version of this article, see 205659.
For a Microsoft FrontPage 98 version of this article, see 194246.


When you press the ENTER key in Microsoft FrontPage Editor, a blank line is inserted before the next line of text, causing the text to look double-spaced.


When you press ENTER in FrontPage, FrontPage inserts a paragraph represented in HyperText Markup Language (HTML) by the

tag. When rendered by a Web browser, the paragraph is displayed with a line space above it. If your lines are short or you press ENTER when you reach the right margin instead of allowing the text to wrap to the next line, each line will be formatted with the

tag, resulting in the extra line space between paragraphs.


To work around this behavior, insert a normal line break (
) instead of a paragraph (

), using either of the following methods:

  • On the Insert menu, click Break, and then click OK.

A normal line break, represented by a right-angle arrow, will appear at the end of the line. The arrow does not appear when you open the page in a Web browser or in FrontPage Editor if you click the Show/Hide button on the Standard toolbar to turn off the display of non-printing characters.


  • Press SHIFT+ENTER.


For additional information about HTML, please see the following Microsoft Web site:

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