TECH TIP: NEW LINE COMMAND
The “New Line Command” in Microsoft Word or Microsoft Publisher is one of the neatest and handiest tricks for adding a new line without starting a new paragraph. When you press the Enter key, you are actually starting a new paragraph on the next line. When you hold down the Shift and then press the Enter key, you get a new line but not a new paragraph. Print this Tech Tip and go through these simple steps to learn more.
First of all, let’s see what it looks like on the screen when you press Shift-Enter. Do these steps.
OK – so you say, “Big deal! What good is that to me?”
Let’s look at some applications of the New Line command. Do these steps.
Get the point? Every time you press Shift-Enter, you get a new line but not a new bullet. You only get a new bullet when you press Enter (start a new paragraph).
You can use this with Numbering also.
If you work with web pages, the New Line command becomes your best friend because the web uses only double-line spacing when you press the Enter Key. If you ever want just one-line spacing, you need to press Shift-Enter.
One last thing – don’t accidentally press
Ctrl-Enter instead of Shift-Enter (in
Microsoft Word). If you
do, you will get a new page (Page
Break) – not a new line. Hey, that’s a pretty neat
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