How to Use the CSS White-Space Property

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The white-space property determines how sequences of whitespace are displayed. You can learn how to use the CSS white-space property in just a few steps.

  1. You first need to know the values you can use with the white-space property and what they do. They are:
    PropertyCollapses Series of Spaces and/or Tabs in CodeCollapses Line Breaks in CodeWraps to Fit Containing Box
    normalYesYesYes
    preNoNoNo
    nowrapYesYesNo
  2. Next, enter the code in the HTML, as follows:
    <!DOCTYPE HTML>
    <html>
    <head>
    <meta charset="UTF-8">
    <title>White-Space</title>
    </head>
    <body>
    
    <h1>White-Space</h1>
    
    <div style="white-space: normal;">
    	white-space: normal
    	white-space: normal
    	white-space: normal white-space: normal white-space: normal white-space: normal 
    	white-space: normal white-space: normal
    </div>
    <hr>
    <div style="white-space: nowrap;">
    	white-space: nowrap
    	white-space: nowrap
    	white-space: nowrap white-space: nowrap white-space: nowrap white-space: nowrap 
    	white-space: nowrap white-space: nowrap
    </div>
    <hr>
    <div style="white-space: pre;">
    	white-space: pre
    		white-space: pre
    			white-space: pre
    </div>
    
    </body>
    </html>

    This code renders the following:White Space


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