hard line breaksSame paragraph, different line

The hard line break moves the next word to the be­gin­ning of a new line with­out start­ing a new paragraph.

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hard line breakshift + returnshift + return<br />

A hard line break can help con­trol text flow when a car­riage re­turn won’t work. For in­stance, this head­ing breaks awkwardly:

4. The project is scheduled to be finished in
May.

Sup­pose you want the line to break be­fore fin­ished so the first line ends in a more log­i­cal place and the two lines are bet­ter bal­anced. If you use a car­riage re­turn, you’ll get:

4. The project is scheduled to be
5. finished in May.
wrong

Not what you want. In­stead, put a hard line break af­ter to be:

4. The project is scheduled to be
finished in May.
right

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.