Copy & paste in split view creates hard return

Hi, I’ve looked around for this but didn’t find anything. Family emergencies for the last 15months kept me away while updates were implemented and it seems there was a change to operation of split view. I’ve figured it out but I need to know what is causing a hard return when I copy and paste from one document on the right to either a doc on the left or Quick ref window. Isn’t that something new - as in the last couple years? It’s very aggravating. there must be a way to turn that off in preferences or avoid it but I can’t find it. If that’s not it, what am I doing wrong?

It doesn’t happen for me (macOS Catalina 10.15.7, Scrivener 3.1.5) and I’ve never noticed it happening in the past. In fact, I can’t even find a way to do it on purpose (in Scrivener, without using some external formatting tool).

Very odd… Does the same thing happen with a new Project, or in TextEdit?

Thanks, Brookter. I started a new project and it fixed both problems. The other file wasn’t allowing me to click on the right panels title bar and open a doc quickly.

Problem now is this is my main book metadata file. . .blurbs, book links, ad copy, etc. Do you think if I copy everything one folder at a time to a new project, it will still have the same problem? I guess I’m fixin’ to find out. Appreciate your quick response.

Update: I copied the folders from the bad file to the new file. The hard returns and messed up document was still there but when I copied to the bottom of the doc, everything was back to normal.
Thanks, Brookter
wa Livia Quinn

Not sure I know what happened to cause it, but I’m glad you’ve found a way round the problem!