Formatting text within a custom metadata field

I created a custom metadata field for my playscript for “Beats,” in which I wanted to list (and maybe number) the beats in each scene individually, but not only can I not figure out how to use list format within the field, I can’t even seem to divide the field into paragraphs, as I can in the Synopsis field. Using “return” within the field only highlights ALL the metadata for that file in the outliner. Am I just being thick, and is there a way to do this?

You’re basically working with plain text in the meta-data section, so no, formatting isn’t available. What you could do is use opt-return to create new paragraphs and then just manually number lines (or try a character bullet symbol like •, which you easily get with opt-8) to craft a list.