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    How to Remove Extra Blank Lines from Plain Templates?

    • Article Type: General
    • Product: Aleph
    • Product Version: 20

    Description:
    How can we remove the blank space between the paragraphs in the email (example below)
    I could edit the plain-lost-material-summary-02.xsl and other xsl templates according to Support's "How to reduce extra line spaces in xsl forms" and reduce some of the extra blank lines in the Print templates.
    However, in the email that uses the plain-xxx.xsl templates, I can't remove the blank lines.

    01/16/2012
    lost-material-summary-02

    Summary Bill for Lost Material

    [---how to remove this blank?--]

    My College
    PO Box 352
    Somewhere, AB 12933
    Phone: 111-222-6330
    johnd@mycollege.edu

    ILL (John Doe)
    My Library, College 12933


    [---how to remove this blank?--]

    john.doe@mycollege.edu
    Patron ID: 000073883


    Dear Sir/Madam,


    [---how to remove this blank?--]

    following is a list of items we already have asked you to return several times. Since we have not heard from you we assume that they are lost. We are sending you a bill so you can pay for the replacement of the items. If you however return the items to the library you will only have to pay the extra costs, consisting of the handling fee and the notice charge.

    [---how to remove this blank?--]

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pos.: 1
    Item Barcode: 39325011320005
    Bib Info: Nadel, Alan, 1947-
    Containment culture : American narrative, postmodernism, and the atomic age / Alan Nadel.
    Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 1995.
    082231701X (cl : alk. paper)
    Loan Date: 10/25/2011
    Loan Hour: 01:50 PM
    Due Date: 12/20/2011
    Due Hour: 12:00 AM
    Sublibrary: College Library
    Collection: General Collection
    Call No: E169.12 .N324 1995
    Call No 2:
    Description: c.1
    Item Status: Regular Loan
    Lost item -Billing fee: 5.00
    Lost item -Replacement charge: 50.00
    :

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Pos.: 2
    Item Barcode: 39325010622492
    Bib Info: 25th hour (Motion picture : 2002)
    25th hour[videorecording] / Touchstone Pictures presents a 40 Acres and a Mule Filmworks production ; an Industry Entertainments/Gamut Films production ; a Spike Lee Joint ; produced by Tobey Maguire and Julia Chasman ; produced by Spike Lee and Jon Kilik ; screenplay by David Benioff ; directed by Spike Lee.
    [United States] : Touchstone Home Entertainment ; Burbank, Calif. : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [2003], c2002.
    Lee, Spike.
    078884573X
    Loan Date: 12/06/2011
    Loan Hour: 10:58 AM
    Due Date: 12/20/2011
    Due Hour: 12:00 AM
    Sublibrary: College Library
    Collection: DVD
    Call No: PN1997 .T94 2003
    Call No 2:
    Description: 1190
    Item Status: One Week Loan
    Lost item -Billing fee: 5.00
    Lost item -Replacement charge: 60.00
    :

    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total: 120.00


    Sincerely,
    Circulation Department

    Resolution:
    As you can see below, there is no single cause. Each section has its own issues and fixes need to be made in both the letter xsl file and multiple plain-funcs files.
    Please see full answer by Joan Kolarik attached.

    Additional Information

    See full answer attached

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    • Article last edited: 10/8/2013