When I type in a module, it double-spaces. How do I change it to single-space?
Hi Maureen Walton Welcome to the Canvas Community. It depends on exactly where you mean when you say "in a module" but I can tell you that the general solution to this is--while holding down the SHIFT key on your keyboard--tap ENTER on your keyboard. That is what us old fogeys of a certain generation may call a "soft return" (from our word processing days when we didn't want a new paragraph in WordPerfect or Word!) and what the current generation would call a line break. Be aware this will only work within Canvas' rich content editor, generally.
This is fairly normal in many web-based editors, because they are trying to adapt to the wonderful world of HTML tags. Typically, hitting ENTER will generate (in the underlying HTML) the paragraph tag (or <p> tag). We will see this as double-spacing when compared to a text-based document, or--,more accurately--a blank line between paragraphs. Using the SHIFT-ENTER routine will instead generate a </br> tag, or a line break tag.
All technicalities aside, however, be aware that--depending on your user's choice of browsers (or smartphones!) while using Canvas--there are often very good reasons for that empty space between paragraphs, including readability. My own preference is to avoid creating a line break unless there's a really good reason for doing so, but since I don't know enough about what you are trying to accomplish, I'll just shut up now while I'm somewhat ahead!
I hope this helps a bit, Maureen!
I tried the shift, enter trick and it worked. Thanks so much!
Maureen E. Walton
Piano Class Instructor/Accompanist
317-508-2676 (cell phone)
Great. Glad I could help, Maureen!
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