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Adjusting the Space Around a Paragraph

You can adjust the white space around a paragraph by adjusting the margin and the padding. In terms of the CSS box model, modifying the padding property adjusts the space inside the border area. For example, if you create a border or background color for a paragraph and you increase the size of the padding, the border moves away from the text in the paragraph.

Modifying the margin properties adjusts the space outside the border area. For example, if you create a border or background color for a paragraph and you increase the size of the margins around the paragraph, the border remains the same distance from the text in the paragraph. However, the position of the paragraph changes since there is more white space between the modified paragraph and the other elements on the page. Review the following additional considerations:

To set the margin and padding of a paragraph

  1. Open your Stationery design project.

  2. On the View menu, click Style Designer.

  3. In Paragraph Styles, select the style you want to modify.

  4. On the Properties tab, click Margin.

  5. Specify a value and select the unit of measure for the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom margin properties.

  6. On the Properties tab, click Padding.

  7. Specify a value and select the unit of measure for the Left, Right, Top, and Bottom padding properties.

ePublisher/2008.3/Help/Designing_Templates_and_Stationery/Designing_Stationery.3.34 (last edited 2008-10-11 06:32:39 by BenAllums)