Nov 22, 2020 06:41 AM
when adding a new record manually, I can hit enter as many times as I want to add new lines in a text field.
if i go back and edit that text field, I cannot add new lines. Ctrl-Enter, Alt-Enter, Sh-enter all fail to add a new line and just complete the edit.
is there a secret or is this not supported?
Nov 22, 2020 06:54 AM
I’m not seeing or experiencing what you are experiencing…
Nov 22, 2020 07:10 AM
here are my 4 attempts: enter, Sh-Enter, Ctrl-Enter, Alt-Enter
each one saves and moves down a row but doesn’t stay in the field and add a new line
Nov 22, 2020 07:13 AM
perhaps it’s because the field type is “single line of text” (works fine when I change to long text)
Nov 22, 2020 07:17 AM
It’s unclear what OS you are using and perhaps other things that could be interfering. Do you have any specific keyboard-enhancing software installed? Is this an iPad? A Chromebook? Android perhaps? Is this a PC? A Mac? Ubunto? What browser are you using?
You should probably take this issue up with Airtable support.
Nov 22, 2020 07:26 AM
Right, there are 2 different types of text fields: “single line text” and “long text“. Only “long text” supports hitting return.
Nov 22, 2020 08:09 AM
I assumed you were referring to the long text field type all along because fields of type “single line text” do not allow multiple lines.