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I'm not sure why, but suddenly when I use the type tool, write, and press ENTER to create a line break, the space between my current line and the new one is huge (it is as if 20 line breaks were made). But these are not 20 line breaks - it is just one (if I press backspace, I return to the former line).

I am using Arial Bold. Why is this happening?

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Did you hit the Enter key next to the " key? Or did you hit the Enter key on your 10-key? –  OghmaOsiris Jan 31 '13 at 4:35
    
@OghmaOsiris: Next to the " key. –  Omega Jan 31 '13 at 4:36
    
Hmm. THe Enter key on your 10-key usually inserts a page break, which is why I asked. –  OghmaOsiris Jan 31 '13 at 4:38

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Are you sure your line spacing is in Auto or a similar number to that of the font size?

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I'd swear I never touched that... I don't even use that window :/... Thank you. –  Omega Jan 31 '13 at 4:04

Also you might just be using "HARD returns" this is a press of the enter button alone. This will force your lines to have spaces between even if they're meant to be the same paragraph.

You may want to hold shift and press enter, this will give a "SOFT return", positioning text nicely below the previous line.

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