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 .
+1 badly need soft returns!
Adam Trabold commented
This feature would help me out a ton! `Enter/Return` = paragraph break (adds paragraph spacing), `Shift+Enter/Return` for line-break (does not add paragraph spacing).
Ron Frank commented
Version 19, and still no support for a character that is supported in nearly every other application on the Mac since at least 1989. If someone from Adobe could just explain why it's not supported, I think that would ease a lot of frustration. From the user side of things, it just seems like a simple fix — but I'm guessing it's not?
This is obvious improvement, please do it.
Ron Frank commented
I didn't even realize soft returns were a feature. I thought it was just part of the character set. It is shameful that soft returns can't even be copy/pasted in this program! So much effort involved to work around this shortcoming.
Allow line breaks that "ignore" paragraph spacing. As in other Adobe CS products with Shift + Enter
Best Of All Films commented
This is such an elementary feature and should be implemented as soon as possible.
Apparently, with XD on Windows the difference between new paragraph (<p></p>) and new line (<br/>) is implemented, but only while typing the text. Once you leave the text Zone, the forced new lines (Shift + Enter) are displayed exactly the same way as new paragraph (Enter). It seems the code library used on Windows for entering text goes further than the rendering system itself.
+1 for this request, a very basic feature for (web) designer.
Workaround: insert a lot of spaces until text goes to new line...
AdminCorey Lucier (Adobe) (Admin, Adobe) commented
Can you elaborate? Area text will auto-wrap text. It's only when hitting ENTER/RETURN that you will introduce a new paragraph (and as such only this break will take on the paragraph spacing). Lines that exist due to auto-wrapping will not.
In the Text Parameter box, you've added the possibility to set a *Paragraph* spacing that is different than the *Line* Spacing. Very good idea!
But the possibilities for using this are limited, as XD does not make any difference yet between a new paragraph (Return key, <p> in HTML) and a new Line (Shift + Return Key, or <br /> in html)
It's a joke that this feature doesn't exist already.
No Line breaks?
Isn't this an app for making websites?
The <br> tag has been around in html 1.m since 1994 by the way.
How it doesn't exist in an app made almost 25 years later is beyond me.