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3 minutes ago, SpacecoastWalt said:

The powers to be decided that everything will be double spacing when doing a carriage return. Latest updates did this

 How can I set it so it's always single spaced?

Which app platform are you using and what version is causing the problem?  

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The latest versions of the Android and Windows platforms. I always auto update and I first noticed it on my Android phone earlier in the week.

I updated and opened it on my Windows laptop and it's doing the same

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I'm on a Mac which should be essentially the same as Windows desktop.  Several months back they implemented a new UI that added white space everywhere, but I haven't seen anything new since then.  Maybe other Windows and Android users can speak up.

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If you want full layout control, use a word processor or a Page layout software.

A note taking software needs a lean, easy to use editor, not a bloated monster like MS Word.

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8 minutes ago, PinkElephant said:

If you want full layout control, use a word processor or a Page layout software.

A note taking software needs a lean, easy to use editor, not a bloated monster like MS Word.

The point is, that Evernote has become a "bloated monster like MS Word"

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...trying to do new fancy things, but the Evernote staff is not skilled enough, og just don't care enough, so everything is buggy buggy and more buggy.

 

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I just updated to v. 10.84.3 on Windows desktop, and don't see any difference in spacing. I took a screenclip from a note and put it up against a screenclip from then new update, and there was no difference. @SpacecoastWalt, could you post a screenshot so we can compare?

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I submit there is a difference.  I really couldn't tell in @janndk's post but it was more noticeable in @Boot17's post with the text highlight.  I also submit that I would never have noticed if it wasn't pointed out to me.  Not to say that the change is ok, but maybe they were trying to slip it under the wire.  I don't believe the update text mentioned it.  I really don't get this movement to increased white space.  At least also provide a compressed option.

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So, we need additional software to fix the double spacing? 
It’s been really annoying all of a sudden. It takes way more space on the screen than it needs now. Double spacing or single spacing isn’t a fancy editing item it’s so simple. This needs a fix ASAP. 
 

Version 10.84.2 IOS 

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Agreed! This is driving me crazy. I can’t make a simple list of something without it looking like it is multiple topics. I’m using the iPhone app and I can’t stand this. If I want two spaces then I will just hit return twice. Please fix! 

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On 4/13/2024 at 11:39 PM, Dynastar8 said:

So, we need additional software to fix the double spacing? 
It’s been really annoying all of a sudden. It takes way more space on the screen than it needs now. Double spacing or single spacing isn’t a fancy editing item it’s so simple. This needs a fix ASAP. 
 

Version 10.84.2 IOS 

I still haven't seen a screenshot here that looks anything like double spacing, maybe not even space-and-a-half. Please post if you've got something that looks like this.

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4 minutes ago, SpacecoastWalt said:

I could not get this to single space

Seems you have splitted the lines by a <RETURN> which makes every line a seperate section of text.
If you type <SHIFT><RETURN> at the end of a line, the section is not broken so that the lines will be shown with lesser space.

This is by intend in many text formatting programs - but should be configurable (which is not so far in EN ...) 😉

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Thanks. That's definitely more space than what I see (also in v. 10.84.3; see screenshot below). I fear this may be another of the things they roll out to selected users at first. Supposedly that should be to collect feedback, and supposedly strong negative feedback should cause them to rethink it. Email feedback@evernote.com with your experiences and complaints. I'd avoid "You're completely destroying my work with this useless garbage" language and focus on facts and details. If you have any screenshots from an earlier time to put up next to the current ones, that would be the best way to make your point.

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Hello. Please see my screenshots of example for line spacing. 

It may be 1.5 spacing, but it’s still annoying as heck to not be able to have control over such a simple format option. 
i most likely use the return/enter option more than others specifically for song writing. As of this last week not even half a song can be shown on the screen. I tried to remedy this by making the text MUCH smaller but it doesn’t affect the spacing much. 
 

i appreciate providing the feedback email address. I have already sent them a message. 

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Are we getting confused here between true double spacing (ie within a paragraph) and the spacing between paragraphs and points in a list (ie spacing after a carriage return).

For me there is increased spacing within a paragraph which is just about acceptable but sllly amounts of space between points in a list.

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1 hour ago, Mike P said:

Are we getting confused here between true double spacing (ie within a paragraph) and the spacing between paragraphs and points in a list (ie spacing after a carriage return).

For me there is increased spacing within a paragraph which is just about acceptable but sllly amounts of space between points in a list.

I don't know what carriage return means, but here the line spacing is uniform whether I do shift+enter or just enter for the line spacing.

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47 minutes ago, Kaspar said:

I don't know what carriage return means

I’m feeling old.

It is an old typewriter term.  On computers it is the return key.  Brings the cursor to the start of a new line.

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Even if it is a carry(age) over, there is one difference to other apps: Usually <Enter> starts a new paragraph, <shift-Enter> a new line inside of the same paragraph.

To me it seems EN treats both the same.

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First time I've ever commented in Evernote forum that I remember, although I'm a user since 2008 with almost 11k notes. The sudden change from single spacing to what looks like 1.5 spacing without the ability to change it or opt out seems like a step backwards. So many things I love about Evernote. The inability to choose between single spacing and 1.5 spacing is not one of them. 

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Yes, the current team is a permanent source of surprises. Many are pleasant, some surprising - but there is a bunch that I find annoying. The unexplained GUI changes are among these.

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In Typography, the spacing between lines of text is called leading. I too recently noticed an increase in the leading, and I don't like it. I want it back the way it was, or better yet, let me set the leading how I want it. Here's what I'm seeing now, too much leading:

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I would also really like this change to be reversed, or to be given control over line spacing in my settings. I use Evernote as my primary word processor (mainly on Windows 11) and frequently organise my documents around line breaks and paragraph breaks. Now the line breaks look like paragraph breaks, and the paragraph breaks are so large as to look ridiculous!

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I hope this really does happen and we go back to single spacing. It's been driving me crazy.

Based on a 4/23 response and a 1-2 week timeline, we could see this as early as May 7th (end of 2 weeks since the 1 week timeline hasn't happened); provided the "week or two" is an actual measurement of time and not a figure of speech. 

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3 minutes ago, tristeve said:

I hope this really does happen and we go back to single spacing. It's been driving me crazy.

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Just adding my feedback as another user who is disappointed in the apparent loss of single spacing between lines, without any way to customize back to "how it was." I use Evernote routinely with both Mac (version 10.85.4-mac, at present) and Windows (version 10.86.8-win, at present.) 

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Agreed.  I really hate it. Haven't used EN much for many reasons, opened it again today, and now this. Absolutely not getting a paid plan, and will just use other things out there.

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On 4/23/2024 at 12:28 AM, Kaspar said:

 

If true, this is fantastic news. It seems like there’s a lot of people wanting to control the spacing/leading. I’ve also never felt the need to write in a forum about a complaint before now. 
Thanks for the update. I hope there’s a simple tool we can use to control the feature. 

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On 4/17/2024 at 10:49 AM, bkauflin said:

First time I've ever commented in Evernote forum that I remember, although I'm a user since 2008 with almost 11k notes. The sudden change from single spacing to what looks like 1.5 spacing without the ability to change it or opt out seems like a step backwards. So many things I love about Evernote. The inability to choose between single spacing and 1.5 spacing is not one of them. 

Same and agreed.

If I want to separate a paragraph or a chunk of text, I'll hit enter twice. If I'm writing a list, taking notes, or otherwise want several lines together, I'll hit enter once.

Now, I don't have that choice, and I note it appears to be the same in this forum comment as well. If I keep typing long enough to make a paragraph, it will wrap the text to keep this second line tight to the line above it, but if I hit return, it will automatically space it like a paragraph.

I don't mind EN adding new features, but it's frustrating when they make these additions and don't give us any control over them. 

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