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HTML Editor 3 line spacing

Thread began 1/31/2011 8:39 am by georgevargasa302189 | Last modified 7/29/2011 9:54 am by Jason Byrnes | 3376 views | 12 replies |

georgevargasa302189

HTML Editor 3 line spacing

When I enter text into a form with the HTML editor, and then use Universal Email to send it,
I get at least two extra blank lines for each carriage return. The text entered into the form looks reasonable, but in the email there is way too much space between paragraphs.

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YellowCircleWeb

My guess is that you're getting extra </p> tags inserted in your email because HTML editor adds them when you end a paragraph and the UE script includes them too. You can choose to use <br /> for line breaks instead of </p> in HTML editor. If the extra </p> tags are the reason your emails don't look correct then this should fix them.

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georgevargasa302189

Thank you that is much improved.

I still see an extra line space in the email following a CR, but that may be from the email template.

I noted that the CKEditor manual says this is not recommended, do you know why?
// Not recommended.
config.enterMode = CKEDITOR.ENTER_BR;

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

It says in the ckeditor documentation:

Sets the behavior for the ENTER key. It also dictates other behaviour rules in the editor, like whether the <br> element is to be used as a paragraph separator when indenting text. The allowed values are the following constants, and their relative behavior:

* CKEDITOR.ENTER_P (1): new <p> paragraphs are created;
* CKEDITOR.ENTER_BR (2): lines are broken with <br> elements;
* CKEDITOR.ENTER_DIV (3): new <div> blocks are created.

Note: It's recommended to use the CKEDITOR.ENTER_P value because of its semantic value and correctness. The editor is optimized for this value.

They would probably recommend leaving the p tags and adding a style definition to remove the margins and padding, so if the p tag was inside an element with the class emailbody:

.emailbody p{margin-top: 0; padding-top: 0;}

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georgevargasa302189

Can you tell me what to edit in the email template file to get rid of the extra line space which is still left.

I have enclosed the file.

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Blank.zip
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Ray BorduinWebAssist

The issue is with this line (line 51):

<td width="540" style="font-size: 12px; padding: 3px;"><?php echo(str_replace("\n","<BR />",(is_array($pval)?implode(", ",stripslashes($pval)):stripslashes($pval)))); ?></td>

We replace carriage returns, or line breaks, with <br> tags to account for textarea fields where someone may have hit the return key. In the case of using html editor which already has html code to account for line breaks it will result in multiple line breaks.

As long as you aren't worried about textarea fields not having line breaks you can simply remove the replace function like:

<td width="540" style="font-size: 12px; padding: 3px;"><?php echo((is_array($pval)?implode(", ",stripslashes($pval)):stripslashes($pval))); ?></td>

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georgevargasa302189

Thank you very much!

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randyrie405335

Line spacing

Also having a HUGE issue with unpredictable extra line spacings.

I used the CKEDITOR.ENTER_BR in my config.js which helped somewhat. But I still get quite a number of line spaces above a table and my bullets are always one line up from their text line.

I cannot fix this with a CSS either... it is ignored. Any help is greatly appreciated as I am LOST here.

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Ray BorduinWebAssist

Please provide a copy of the php page where the html editor is being used and I can see if I can spot the problem.

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randyrie405335

Here's a sample page

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