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    Angry Mac Mail Line Spacing
    Can anyone tell me why sometimes when I'm in Mail, the line spacing decides that it's going to be 1.5 versus 1? It's so frustrating when I'm trying to create a list of ... whatever, and the spacing between each line is waaaaaay too big!

    HELP!
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    Double spacing demon solved
    Quote Originally Posted by iLindzo View Post
    Can anyone tell me why sometimes when I'm in Mail, the line spacing decides that it's going to be 1.5 versus 1? It's so frustrating when I'm trying to create a list of ... whatever, and the spacing between each line is waaaaaay too big!

    HELP!
    I agree, this is truly an ANNOYING problem in Mac Mail.

    The soft return is your best trick... press control+return.. i use it religiously.

    I experience the text spacing problem when I cut and paste from say an internet web page or somewhere where there is rich text formatting... and then change the text of other lines. Then when I change my mind again about what to say and hit (return) the annoying double space demon appears.

    There is a feature in Mac Mail called "Substitutions" with a setting of "smart copy/paste". I bring up the menu by right+click. Look under Substitutions.

    So when you copy rich text from somewhere and paste it into a Mac Mail message, it keeps the HTML tags I assume. Say I paste an H2 tag

    Well when you delete text in Mac Mail it doesn't always delete the formatting of that line. So even though your text LOOKS like it is 12pt Helvetica Regular, there is a phantom BOLD H2 tag there. So say you hit backspace when you make a manual bulleted list

    -like
    -this
    -one

    it will change to this on you when you hit the backspace/delete button.

    -like
    -this-one

    This can be solved by reformatting the -one back to -one and then holding down CONTROL and hitting return.

    Hope this helps!

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