Soft Paragraphs and nonprinting characters

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Leigh
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Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:03 pm Post

How do I make a soft paragraph return in Scrivener?
(shift+return in MS Word).

And,

Is there a way of showing nonprinting characters (e.g. to show where you have a soft or hard paragraph)?

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Thu Jan 18, 2007 9:45 pm Post

Soft return is alt-cmd-return (Edit > Insert > Line Break). i.e. Same as it is in TextEdit, except that TextEdit doesn't have a keyboard shortcut. As for being able to view invisible characters - I'm afraid not. Only certain fonts support this, anyway. If Apple ever embrace this in full then so will Scrivener. :)
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Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:10 pm Post

Any news about showing nonprintring characters?
I just spent half an hour correcting extra spaces :oops: typed on SC. Luckily enough, MS Word detects them as grammar errors.
Thanks.

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Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:15 pm Post

->Text->Convert->Multiple Spaces to Space

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Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:23 pm Post

What news were you expecting? :)

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Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:29 pm Post

Yep, the problem is that occasionally I need multiple spaces (in technical documents). Maybe, I should change the workflow and reintroduce them after cleaning the unwanted spaces. Thanks for the tip, though. :roll:

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Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:32 pm Post

I was just wondering about changes in Leopard :?:

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Sun Mar 16, 2008 8:50 pm Post

There's nothing in Leopard that enables the display of non-printing characters any more than there was in Tiger...