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Paragraph Breaks vs Line Breaks

In Ulysses, there's a difference between paragraph breaks and line breaks.

By default, every time you hit return, a new paragraph begins. Empty lines between paragraphs, however, are considered excessive white space which is ignored during export.

But what if you need a line break?

Adding Line Breaks

For the occasional empty line or if you write poetry, you'll need line breaks. You create a line break by pressing shift-return:


Formatting marks are invisible by default. If you want to know that you got it right, select the text. Once you've selected your text, you can see the difference: ¶ stands for a paragraph break, ⏎ indicates a line break.