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How do I add multiple spaces?

Sep 25, 2010 8:17 AM

I am using Dreamweaver 11.0 / CS5 on a Windows 7 PC.

 

In the preview editor I am trying to add a space in front of some text. Hitting the spacebar does NOTHING.

 

It should be adding a   or at least doing SOMETHING.

 

Help!

 
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    Sep 25, 2010 9:08 AM   in reply to djlurch123

    Two ways to do it:

     

    CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR

     

    or

     

    Go to your Dreamweaver preferences Edit->Preferences and under the general category check "Allow Multiple Consecutive Spaces"

     

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    Sep 25, 2010 9:27 AM   in reply to djlurch123

    If Using a Mac its  OPTION SPACE

     

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    Sep 26, 2010 4:16 AM   in reply to djlurch123

    It appears that after doing this the software behaves by adding a space, then a  . Not sure why on earth it would do that, as it is less elegant IMHO.

     

    It's to reduce the bandwidth (size) of the code. It's fairly common to see that done in preference to the alternative of multiple contiguous non-breaking spaces.

     

    But using spaces to properly position page elements is a poor choice.

     
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    Sep 26, 2010 8:27 PM   in reply to djlurch123

    Old problem with every version dreamweaver, CTRL+SHIFT+SPACEBAR is the easiest way.

     
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