XLSForm - spacing between questions, without using groups


I'm new to XLSForms and ODK, but I did some searching and couldn't find an answer to my question.

I'm making a form and I would like to group certain questions together, with breaks/spaces in between. However we have some technologically-unsavvy people that may use the form, and I don't want the 'collapse' functionality that goes with groups. I haven't found another way to insert a gap between survey questions.

Below is what I have currently. You can see that the "type in the name" question is not separated at all from the note (Snowball) below it. I would like to have a thick gap, maybe with a horizontal line, to separate the two. In my settings I have the style set as theme-grid because I need certain questions to be beside each other, but I hope this doesn't mean it's impossible to have gaps without using groups.

Thank you for your help.

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HTML markup is supported for question titles, hints, notes etc. You could try inserting the desired spacing via CSS styles e.g.

<div style="margin-top:3em;"></div>

Maybe this could go into the note text or as a separate, otherwise blank, note?