Space along the Sea

My friend Ruth of SebaSilver has asked for a little advice today.
She usually brightens up our day not only with the fantastic filigree silver jewels her husband designs on the sunny island of Korcula but also with lovely poems she posts now and then in her blog.
Guess most of you have read this lovely poem “Sea-Fever” by John Masefield.

Ruth told me that she doesn’t like the space between each line.
She thinks the formatting of the poem is not properly. And she is right.
We want to have a poem layouted in verses.
The Masefield poem is set up with 4 lines = one verse.

So what to do?

Usually we just hit ENTER

after we finish a line.


Spaces between the lines!

Just use the so called soft hyphenation SHIFT-Enter

and voila:

no spaces between lines, just space between verses.


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15 thoughts on “Space along the Sea

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  2. Thanks for sharing that! I use it all the time. It’s funny what we don’t even realize we know sometimes!

  3. theoddcoupleblogcom on said:

    Cool. I didn’t know that. Thanks for the info!

  4. GREAT!! Thanks Helen, love the easy solution & really appreciate you posting about it. Must find a multi-verse poem that I can use for tomorrow’s thoughtful Thursday – with a link right here to this helpful post 😉 Cheers

  5. carolinaheartstrings on said:

    First of all: technically helpful. I use the shift/enter on facebook to add a line in a comment box, because if I hit enter it would otherwise try to post. I had never used elsewhere thought.

    Second: Love the poem and have someone special I will be sharing it with. (That would be my shrimper sweetie who loves his boat….)

    • that is a certain uniqueness of facebook … it posts when you hit enter! so i am also always very careful using shift-enter (you see when i didn.t manage … posting 2-3x in a row).

      poem kudos please in direction of ruth seba of sebasilver

  6. Thanks for sharing Helen that’s a good thing to know.

  7. Good info! I use shift+enter a good bit but you’re absolutely spot on for sharing this, I’m sure most people aren’t aware. Nice one Helen! 🙂

    • I have to tell you: it took me a while to figure out what was wrong.
      You won.t realize it via word or your layout program, when you have set up the paragraph with 0 mm spacing to next paragraph, just the normal line spacing.
      You come more aware when you set up a paragraph spacing, which seems to be in the wordpress paragraphs!

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