Re: Manually add a line break in a text field?

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5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

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?

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I’m not seeing or experiencing what you are experiencing…

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

5 - Automation Enthusiast
5 - Automation Enthusiast

perhaps it’s because the field type is “single line of text” (works fine when I change to long text)

doh! :crazy_face:

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.

Right, there are 2 different types of text fields: “single line text” and “long text“. Only “long text” supports hitting return.

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.