|Word||Mac OS Word||WordPerfect|
|hard line break||shift + return||shift + return||control + shift + L|
A hard line break can help control text flow when a carriage return won’t work. For instance, this heading breaks awkwardly:
Suppose you want the line to break after
V. as a matter of law.
Not what you want. Instead, put a hard line break after
as a matter of law.
Hard line breaks are also useful for separating the lines of an address (for instance, on letterhead or a caption page). See centered text for another example of the hard line break in use.