Outlook spacing issues - extra space between <h3> and <p> within table

Hello,

I couldn't find a thread with this particular issue. There is extra spacing seen between a title (heading 3) and paragraph text when looking at an email I coded in Outlook 2010. Here is the HTML: Pastebin

I've tried adjusting margin and padding with no success. It looks fine in Dreamweaver, within Chrome and Firefox, and in MailChimp, but not in Outlook as it adds spacing, which actually looks like an empty line between the heading and paragraph text.

Can anyone help?
Thanks!

envl@w, 2 years ago

Update:

The issue seemed to be the anchor tag enclosing the <h3> tag. The hyperlink was creating extra space above and below the heading. It wasn't necessary so I removed it, though I tried styling the anchor with margin: 0; or margin: 0 auto; to remove the spacing with no success. Below is a snippet of what I was working with. Commenting out or removing the anchor tag is a fix.

<table style="width:600px; height:236px; background-color:#FFFFFF; color:#666666;"> <!--Headline 1-->

    <tr>

          <td style="width:200px;"><img src="http://www.imageshack.us/somelink.jpg" width="200" height="171" alt="Image1"/><p style="font-size:11px;">Caption</p><br/></td>
        
        
        <td style="padding-left:15px; vertical-align:top;">
         <!--<a href="http://www.example.com/">--><h3 style="color:#006E51;">Article Heading</h3><!--</a>-->
        <p style="font-size:12px;">Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit, sed do eiusmod tempor incididunt ut labore et dolore magna aliqua. Ut enim ad minim veniam, quis nostrud exercitation ullamco laboris nisi ut aliquip ex ea commodo consequat. Duis aute irure dolor in reprehenderit in voluptate velit esse cillum dolore eu fugiat nulla pariatur. Excepteur sint occaecat cupidatat non proident, sunt in culpa.</p>
        <p><a href="http://www.example.com/" target="_blank" style="color: #006E51; font-size:14px;">Read More &#187;</a></p>
        
        </td>
        
    </tr>
    
</table>

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