Entering Line Breaks in iOS [Control-Enter on Mac]

Li
LittleHouse75
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:37 am
Platform: Mac

Sun Jul 17, 2016 5:56 pm Post

Hello,

Does anyone know if Scrivener for iOS supports entering line breaks? This is accomplished in the Mac version by pressing Control-Enter, which simply breaks the line instead of creating a new paragraph.

I use this heavily with Scrivener's scriptwriting features, allowing for breaks and spacing within character dialogue.

Thanks much!

Li
LittleHouse75
Posts: 16
Joined: Fri Mar 08, 2013 2:37 am
Platform: Mac

Wed Jul 20, 2016 11:31 am Post

Just in case anyone else is screenwriting and trying to put line breaks in their dialogue on an iOS device, here's what I've found out so far:

When entering dialogue, Control-Enter does *NOT* maintain dialogue styling like it does on a Mac. It switches to Action every time.

Two work-arounds:

1) Add a trailing space to your dialouge, then back up and press enter *before* the trailing space. This keeps the new line set as dialogue.

OR

2) Hit enter (which switches to Action) and then press Command-Option-5 (which switches back to dialogue).

Hope this helps anyone else in a similar situation...