How to Increase Paragraph Spacing

A few things that pop out:

  • Don’t edit the theme.css file, it will be overwritten anytime the theme updates. Use CSS snippets - Obsidian Help instead.

  • Obsidian has a Reading View and Editing View (which includes Source Mode and Live Preview). The CSS used is different for these views. However, there are custom properties/variables that cover both views.

  • Bulleted lists are considered lists, not paragraphs, so you’ll want to target lists if you want to increase the vertical spacing between the bullet points.

You could try this (tested with the default and Minimal themes):

/* vertical spacing between list items - default value: 0.075em */
body {
    --list-spacing: 0.5em;

For paragraph and header spacing, have a look here:

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