Paragraph spacing / Soft Returns
User should be able to use a soft return (shift+return) to break a line of text without adding paragraph spacing .
oh come on Adobe!!!
Steven Ackerman commented
I cannot think of any other app that supports paragraph space-after that doesn't support soft return!
This is typography 101
Happy Birthday Paragraph spacing / Soft Returns Request!
3 Years old today!
You're growing up so fast now.
Have a wonderful day and hope your request comes true!
Lots of love from everyone that commented and voted.
Please. This would save me a LOT of time.
Adding my vote to this. We need this capability!
Adobe, it's becoming seriously frustrating to run into the lack of very basic features. Please fix this, will you?
Jan Bass commented
I agree with most here. Basic text editing features have not yet been achieved by you Adobe. Before you release something ask yourself what is essential. Although I believe it has been discussed that doesn't
mean you're forgiven for not allowing this, bullets, tabs, etc.
Add that we're paying for a premium service the YOU position that way and this is far less than premium.
Shame, shame, shame.
I really shouldn't have to add extra spaces and characters to my text, then change that text color to my page background in order to "hide" it and create the illusion of soft returns. C'mon, Adobe, it's been almost three years. When is this being implemented?
Ron Frank commented
Adobe, you should feel ashamed for not having this by now, let alone from day 1. Can you at least respond that you have heard us?
I cannot believe this isn't possible either. I have got to find a better web design app, this one is just missing too many things.
abby m commented
This shouldn't even be a feature request—it's a very basic formatting capability that is standard in most text editors across platforms. This is one of the reasons why I have to pay for a separate prototyping app (that I can't even sync with Adobe fonts).
If the Creative Cloud apps are made to cover the broad needs of designers, a dysfunctional web design tool is a gigantic failure. I'm honestly surprised that a company as large and widespread as Adobe didn't offer a functional web design app in 2016, let alone in 2021. Since it's been released, the updates are incredibly slow and continue to fail to meet the very basic needs of designers.
I'm going to echo what RK commented earlier:
"It's like XD was made by someone that has never used the other Adobe programs. Text formatting, ability to use smart objects, the addition of linked files (without using Libraries) all need serious work."
Photoshop is pretty frustrating when it comes to more advanced paragraph formatting, but even Photoshop is capable of handling this sort of basic text formatting. Come on Adobe, this is ridiculous!
Please already. How are we supposed to do any kind of sensible text styling with soft line breaks. It's so basic it hurts.
How is this not a feature?
Milan De Vito commented
Makes it kind of impossible to create components with bulleted lists and any paragraph spacing.
XD is geared towards products that are heavy on animation and interactivity and light on text. But there exists many use cases across many industries where mobile and interactive designs require enormous amounts of text. Not being able to have soft-returns in order to create manual line breaks without paragraph spacing being applied, and not being able to control paragraph indentation that would allow for bullets basically makes XD a non-starter for my agency. Please please add these functions. They exist in InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects etc. etc. Please please please please.
Matt Ryan commented
This is basic stuff for any design software. Come on, Adobe.
It's like XD was made by someone that has never used the other Adobe programs. Text formatting, ability to use smart objects, the addition of linked files (without using Libraries) all need serious work.
This is crazy that this feature is not available