A quick tech support issue I hope you can help me out with so I can pass the information on to a customer. Aeon Timeline currently uses the new lines to distinguish multiple “relationships” in its meta-data, so being able to enter these manually is fairly important.
In the Mac version of Scrivener, if I want to add a new line in a Custom Metadata field, you can hold “Alt/Option” while hitting Enter and the new line will be inserted (this is a fairly standard OS X behaviour).
Is there an equivalent for Windows? Enter seems to be a “end editing and commit” action, and Alt+Enter, Shift+Enter, Ctrl+Enter have no effect. Right now, the only way I can get it to work is to cut and paste a new line character from elsewhere.
Hope there is a better method I am missing
You can’t enter new lines in the custom meta-data fields in the inspector at the moment, but you can do so in the outliner just pressing Enter. The easiest way for Aeon users to enter the info will be to load the either parent container or the multiple selection of all the individual items they wish to edit in the outliner and use View > Outliner Columns to select the custom meta-data they want to display. Then double-click into the top field and press Tab to move down through each document and edit its meta-data.
Thanks very much for that. I’ll pass it on.
I forgot to add, make sure that “Return ends editing synopsis in corkboard and outliner views” is not ticked in the Navigation options. It’s off by default, so it’s not usually an issue.
I’ll bookmark this post to make sure they get the full information!
Actually, for Scrivener4Windows, Version: 126.96.36.199 - 15 Jun 2018, I just discovered that CNTR-Enter creates a blank space, representing a newline, in the Replacements section of the Compile window. I’m not sure whether this is what you are looking for, but at least it helped me