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    Notepad line spacing

    In Notepad, with Word Wrap enabled, I have single line spacing onscreen (which is what I want) but double line spacing when I print a *.txt file I've written.

    I've used 3 different computers (all running Windows XP) and printers (all HP laser) with the same results. If I output to PDF I get double spacing about half the time.

    I can't find a setting to adjust the line-spacing output. Does anyone know of a solution to give me single spacing in print?

    Thanks in advance,
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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    What happens when you cut and paste it into Word, and turn on the "display line endings" option (the paragraph mark button just in front of the Zoom percentage)? Do you get a pair of carriage returns? Or what?

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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    File > Page Setup...

    Do your margin settings look realistic?

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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    Margins: 0.75" left and right, 1" top and bottom.

    Pasting into Word: Double carriage return after each paragraph (as I typed it originally), but within the paragraphs there's just good ol' text wrapping, no extra carriage returns.

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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    Sounds very odd.
    What font are you using?
    Are you entering in text via the keyboard, or pasting in from another application?

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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    Font: Lucida Console, 12pt

    I'm typing directly, not pasting.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    Just as a matter of interest, what happens if you try printing in Landscape format - the same thing?

    Can you attach an example txt file? Any old text will do, as long as it exhibits the problems you experience when you print.

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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    I changed to landscape format and printed single-spaced with no problem.

    Then I changed back to portrait and...printed single-spaced with no problem! (Did you know this would happen? If so, what's the cause?)

    Now I can't duplicate the problem. Later today I'll reboot, try again, and report back.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    After rebooting, the problem has returned of typing single-spaced but printing double-spaced. This time, switching to landscape format and back had no effect.

    I'm stumped, and would welcome more ideas. In the meantime I'm attaching this morning's test.txt file in the hopes of demonstrating I'm not doing anything weird.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    When I download, then open the text file you attached, it is double-spaced. The screenshot below shows the result of opening it in Word, with non-printing characters displayed. Note the two paragraph marks between the first and second lines of text.

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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    The extra space BETWEEN paragraphs is deliberate. What concerns me is the double spacing WITHIN paragraphs, which is not shown in the screenshot (I realize the screenshot is from Word not Notepad). My goal is for the spacing within paragraphs to be single, as in the second paragraph in the screenshot.

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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    I don't know about you fellas, but that's not enough sample text to make a judgement. Can you post a longer sample document so I can download it and try to join in?

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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    Longer text file attached.

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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    PDF output attached.

    Thanks,
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    Re: Notepad line spacing

    Screenshot of txt file, as it appears to me, attached.

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