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 .
I run into this issue a lot. It's very frustrating.
For now I'm just adding spaces so the text doesn't fit the line of text anymore. It then gets pushed to the next line. That's OK for now but that's not a solid solution.
Shouldn't this be relatively easy to develop (but probably hard to prioritize)?
Matt L commented
Agreed. I need this too please.
Just came here to say the same thing. Please do this! As far as I can tell, every other Adobe program has this capability, yea?
Guys, please. I need this
Angry Designer commented
Thought I could comp out a web page real quick in XD. Sad to say without text tools that mimic what we can do on a website, this tool is not ready for the job. The newer "Layout" stuff is the bomb... auto padding! Wow. But, basic text? Rich text? Come on! Desperately needed!
When using paragraph spacing I cannot hold shift + return (soft return) to make a custom line break i.e. fix widows and orphans in paragraph without the paragraph spacing.
Only a hard return should use paragraph spacing, shift + return should ignore paragraph spacing.
Jonas Hartmann commented
yes please, stumbled over that several times
Again, a very very fundamental feature that is missing.
Sorin Nicolescu commented
Just freaking do it already...
Seriously? Adobe get on this. We need a soft return in XD!
Mike L commented
Yes! Yes! Yes!
It should be a basic feature, and is most everywhere else. Just do it!
Yeaahhhhhh…this really needs to be a thing.
Guess what... Adobe are ignoring their customers. Big surprise. But don’t worry, they will drop Xd like a tonne of bricks soon and come out with an all new, just what customers want, fully featured App to use on a tiny screen. Or did they just start the development process for Xd without any kind of communication with customers, designers and developers?
Being able to adjust paragraph spacing and using soft returns is so basic maybe Adobe are just embarrassed that it isn’t there? That’s why they are keeping quiet.
This is stopping me committing to using XD, it'll be a total pain separating lines of text. I'm surprised there's not more votes for this, it must catch a lot of people out after they start using it.
There's even a line break/soft return here in this comment field:
Wow, would you look at that!
Marcus Fridholm commented
Just porting a project from sketch to XD, to allow for platform independent collaboration. Then I come across this ridiculous oversight, and I almost feel like scrapping the whole thing.
This is so bloody elementary, that it is beyond ridiculous it isn't implemented yet.
This is how ALL the desktop publishing apps do it, this is how it works in HTML, it is how it works in bloody WORD. Heck, even most raw text tools makes a difference between a simple line feed and a carriage return.
It is so basic, it should be counted as a Bug, not a Feature Request.
Sean B commented
Bump. This seems like a relatively small feature? Do we have an ETA?
Harun Alikadić commented
It is quite useless to have paragraph spacing if there is no possibility to make single line breaks
Without Soft Returns (SHIFT + RETURN) having the 'space after' feature in the text box is pretty weak - I appreciate in the real world, text in a responsive website, for example, wouldn't have such a thing (<br> tags aren't great in that use case), but as designers, to sell the sizzle, this would make things easier.
Casey Arendt commented
"Space after paragraph" should ignore soft returns.
This is a REALLY old request and no response from Adobe on this basic text formatting feature???
We need to be able to <br> break rows when "Paragraph Spacing" is applied ("space after paragraph" in the big 3 other Adobe apps—AI, PS, Id) is applied without having XD interpret the soft return as a new paragraph <p> and spacing it as such.