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Style wordSpacing Property

Style Object Reference Style Object

Example

Set the space between words in a <p> element to 50 pixels:

document.getElementById("myP").style.wordSpacing="50px";

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Definition and Usage

The wordSpacing property sets or returns the spacing between words in a text.

Tip: To set or return the spacing between characters in a text, use the letterSpacing property.


Browser Support

Internet Explorer Firefox Opera Google Chrome Safari

The wordSpacing property is supported in all major browsers.


Syntax

Return the wordSpacing property:

object.style.wordSpacing

Set the wordSpacing property:

object.style.wordSpacing="normal|length|initial|inherit"

Property Values

Value Description
normal Defines normal spacing between words. This is default
length Specifies the space between words in length units. Negative values are allowed
initial Sets this property to its default value. Read about initial
inherit Inherits this property from its parent element. Read about inherit

Technical Details

Default Value: normal 
Return Value: A String, representing the space between words in the text
CSS Version CSS1


More Examples

Example

Using negative values:

document.getElementById("myP").style.wordSpacing="-3px";

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Example

Return the word spacing of a <p> element:

alert(document.getElementById("myP").style.wordSpacing);

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Example

Difference between the letterSpacing property and the wordSpacing property:

function changeLetters()
{
document.getElementById("myP1").style.letterSpacing="15px";
}
function changeWords()
{
document.getElementById("myP2").style.wordSpacing="15px";
}

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Related Pages

CSS tutorial: CSS Text

CSS reference: word-spacing property


Style Object Reference Style Object

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