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Manipulating the Display of Text

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS CHAPTER:

  • The line-height property and how it is used control the space between lines of text
  • The letter-spacing property and how it is used to add or subtract space between the letters that make up a word
  • The word-spacing property and how it is used to add or subtract space between the words of a sentence
  • The text-indent property and how it is used to indent the text of a paragraph
  • The text-align property and how it is used to align the text of a document
  • The text-decoration property and how it is used to underline, overline, and strikethrough text
  • The text-transform property and how it is used to capitalize text or convert text to uppercase or lowercase letters
  • The white-space property and how it is used to control the flow and formatting of text

In this chapter, I look specifically at properties that manipulate the presentation of text. You can manipulate text in a variety of ways, from the length of space between letters in words of text, to the length of space between the words of a sentence, to the spacing between sentences in a paragraph, to how much space is used to indent the text contained in a paragraph.

The text manipulation properties of CSS allow you to design the layout of a document in much the same way as you use a word processing application.

LINE HEIGHT

The line-height property refers to the height of the line on which each line of text appears. The line-height property and its values are outlined ...

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