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Padding Properties

You can adjust the white space around a paragraph by altering the margin and the padding values. Padding refers to the space between the border and the content. You can change the Left, Top, Right, and Bottom padding values independently. Padding values must be positive numbers.

In terms of the CSS box model, modifying the padding properties 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.

You can set padding properties for paragraphs, characters, pages, tables, and graphic styles in Style Designer. Refer to“Table Properties (Tables Only)” on page 69 for details on how to set padding properties in a table.

Left

Specifies the left padding, or the space between the left border and the left content margin. Set a custom padding value by selecting Custom, entering a value, and selecting the unit of measure. Units of measure you can select include: percentages (%) of the line height, centimeters (cm), em units (em), x-height (ex), inches (in), millimeters (mm), picas (pc), point sizes (pt), and pixels (px). If you select Auto, ePublisher automatically sets the padding value based on the settings already indicated in the project.

Top

Specifies the top padding, or the space between the top border and where the content aligns at the top of the page. Set a custom padding value by selecting Custom, entering a value, and selecting the unit of measure. Units of measure you can select include: percentages (%) of the line height, centimeters (cm), em units (em), x-height (ex), inches (in), millimeters (mm), picas (pc), point sizes (pt), and pixels (px). If you select Auto, ePublisher automatically sets the padding value based on the settings already indicated in the project.

Right

Specifies the right padding, or the space between the right border and the right content margin. Set a custom padding value by selecting Custom, entering a value, and selecting the unit of measure. Units of measure you can select include: percentages (%) of the line height, centimeters (cm), em units (em), x-height (ex), inches (in), millimeters (mm), picas (pc), point sizes (pt), and pixels (px). If you select Auto, ePublisher automatically sets the padding value based on the settings already indicated in the project.

Bottom

Specifies the bottom padding, or the space between the bottom border and where the content ends at the bottom of the page. Set a custom padding value by selecting Custom, entering a value, and selecting the unit of measure. Units of measure you can select include: percentages (%) of the line height, centimeters (cm), em units (em), x-height (ex), inches (in), millimeters (mm), picas (pc), point sizes (pt), and pixels (px). If you select Auto, ePublisher automatically sets the padding value based on the settings already indicated in the project.

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