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Are soft line breaks possible?

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I'm trying to create a book of poetry and the way styles works is limiting my ability to control type layout. One problem is that I want to treat stanzas as paragraphs. Adding soft line breaks seems like a logical way to achieve this. Possible?

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OK. Weird. I've been using Macs since 1988 and I never knew this. It seems like I've been using Shift-Return forever. I don't use many Apple apps, though so maybe that's why I never learned this shortcut. Thanks for the info.

 

(I just experimented with Control-Return in some of my writing apps and I get differing results in each of them. It's a shame that things aren't more standardized.)

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Hi erwindink,

 

I think Word uses Shift+Return, so you're in good company if that's what you've got "under your fingers." Personally, I think Option+Return is the most logical, since a soft return is the option most people think of when they think of return key options (alternates).

 

-Steve

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