Forced Line Breaks

Show/Hide Soft Returns toggles highlighting to show forced line breaks (soft returns) in the text.

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Highlighting any forced line breaks in the text makes it easier to troubleshoot text flow problems.

A soft return (Shift+Return/Enter), also known as forced line break, carries the text to the right of the cursor down to the next line without starting a new paragraph. This prevents the text from taking on any unwanted indent and spacing attributes of the original paragraph.

Soft returns are also used for contouring paragraphs of ragged text and to break lines for sense, especially in headlines and subheads. If the text reflows, soft returns can leave unwanted breaks in the middle of a line.

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