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Checklists - How to add line breaks

On a checklist item, how do I add line breaks. I'm not very conversant, but did google markdown and tried adding / and also tried adding 2 spaces, which seemed to be the suggestions I saw. Neither worked, so would appreciate guidance. Thanks. 

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Feb 28, 2019

@Barbara Decker there's no newlines in checklist items.

Why did you want them there? There might be another way to achieve your goal.

I have a checklist item and it consists of thoughts best broken into paragraphs - but it is one checklist item. Or I have a checklist item and am making a list of options for how I might do it - and those options should be one per row. Thanks for your help.

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Iain Dooley Community Leader Feb 28, 2019

@Barbara Decker in that case what I'd recommend is creating cards for each thing on the checklist, and copying/pasting a link to that card into the checklist item. I use this pattern a lot!

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Thanks a bunch. I'll give that a try. Much appreciate your response!

There IS actually a way to add a new line (or break).
But it requires a "cheat".

Open notepad. Enter a new line. Select the two lines and copy them.
Paste them after the word you the new line.
Everything after the word will go to a new line!!

I'm 90% sure you can do it with ASCII characters as well, on keyboards with numeric pads (Desktops. On the laptop is not that easy), like holding ALT and typing 0163 would, if I remember well, insert the pound symbol (£) ... another number would enter a break.


UPDATE: USED to work ... now it doesn't.

I wonder what Trello and Atlassian updated and stopped this one.

I have many checklist items like this:

"Set up a call with:

- Mickey Mouse 
- Donald Duck
- Goofy
- ... "

this is one single action (so a single checklist item) with a list attached, which should be far more readable if I could use newlines

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@fytosCopy/pasting a newline from Textpad works again. Thanks for the tip!

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