Many of you know what this is.

Some do not.

At one point I was in the second camp, and I was glad some showed me. So here we are…

In most text editing software, when you hit the Return key a new paragraph is created and formatting such as a space break or indenting may be applied.

This is known as a Hard Return.

Apple Mac - Keyboard - Hard Return

To create a non-paragraph line break or soft return, hold the Shift key and hit Return.

This places the cursor on a new line, but does not create a new paragraph or apply any formatting rules.

Apple Mac - Keyboard - Soft Return

If you use a keyboard at any point during your day, you’ll find this useful.

Happy Wednesday.

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