I am just starting to use Org-Mode as a getting things done application and having some trouble with the Line Spacing (not sure if that is the correct term) between entries. For instance see below:

* TestPrimaryLevel1

** TODO Testing Spacing Level2 

*** Data associated with Testing Spacing Level3

*** More data associated with Testing Spacing Level3

There is an extra carriage return between each of the entries that I do not want to be there. How can I default it to not adding that extra carriage return?

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    How (what function) did you use to create the headlines that inserted the extra carriage returns that you wish to remove? Are you instead referring to a particular folded view perhaps -- if so, what folded view are using that you wish to change how it is displayed? If you type M-x show-all, are the number of carriage returns between headlines to your liking? – lawlist Aug 10 '15 at 22:23

You can customize org-blank-before-new-entry. See C-h v org-blank-before-new-entry.

  • This knocked it out. Specifically using C-h v org-blank-before-new-entry and customizing it from there. Thanks! – Paul J Warner Aug 11 '15 at 1:37

You can customize the blank lines when collapsed with the following option:

(setq org-cycle-separator-lines 0)

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