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text-decoration:overline underline vspace?


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Hi:I've perused the forums and done a search, but haven't seen anything related to this: has anyone here ever had any success with getting text-decoration: underline overline; to work with additional whitespace between the text in the p and the horizontal lines? Padding and margins don't work as they include the lining as part of the element, so apply (wrap) outside of the decoration. I'm trying to put a little "breathing room" in the two-sided box, so to speak. (Being wrapped around chapter headers, thanks). Thoughts, anyone? I'm sure it's something obvious I've not thought of...TIA,Hitch

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The effect you're after might be better handled with a combination of padding and border-top and border-bottom
Don't want the lines to run the width of the page, which is what I get with border-top & bottom, as the text I'm wrapping is of variable width. Over and underline work far better for the effect I want, IF anyone has played with tweakage to the point of getting some whitespace in there. TIA,Hitch
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I've never seen it done and cannot think of any properties that would allow it. :)
Yeah, me neither, which is why I was posting here. ;-)
A border will be as wide as the page if the element is block-level. Is it possible to use an inline element, like a span, to contain your text?
I'm going to have to stare at it some more...ebook formatting, to cover all the bases, is rather tricky...iBooks does one thing, Kindle does another, ADE is a whole 'nother discussion....I'll play with it tonight, see if there are any tweaks that would work in the context...this is a non-fiction title with a boatload of other formatting challenges, so the stylesheet is already too long for my liking. Thanks,Hitch
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