HTML and Carriage Returns

  Charlie Babbage 23:52 19 Jun 2005

I have noticed (although not used in depth) that in Dreamweaver and some other WYSWIG Web Page Design apps that when you are entering text and then press carriage return (CR) once, the insert cursor actually moves down two lines unlike in Word where it moves down one line. This also occurs in OE v.6

Is there something I'm doing wrong or is this standard? I prefer the Word method! If I want two CRs, it is not exactly onerous to press the CR key twice!! If there is some tweak in the app that needs adjusting to make CR operate the same as in Word?

  harristweed 09:30 20 Jun 2005

When you press the return key in Dreamweaver it does NOT put in a paragraph mark as in MS Word. It inserts < p > Tags into the HTML code that is is creating. This gives the effect you can see on the screen of double spacing, which is how the code will display in a browser. (WYSIWYG)

If you hold the shift key and press enter (or return) dreamweaver inserst a break. < b r >. A line break. (as in word, a manual line break), and is probably the effect you are looking for.

Remember that MS word is a word processor and Dreamweaver creates HTML.

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