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Enter carriage returns in iCal's editing window Apps
Today I was entering some text for new events in iCal. I noticed that iCal was not very good at splitting syllables, at least not for German words. So I tried to avoid splitting for a few words.

By using Option-Enter (Option may also be labeled Alt), you can insert a carriage return in iCal's event editing window. This way, you get a new line and avoid wrong splitting. I knew of this key combo, but had not realized that it works in iCal, too!
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Enter carriage returns in iCal's editing window
Authored by: rgray on Oct 02, '08 08:22:16PM

"Alt-Enter".. ??

Can we assume you mean "Option-Enter"? There is no Alt key on a Mac keyboard.

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Enter carriage returns in iCal's editing window
Authored by: robg on Oct 03, '08 05:52:16AM

Depending on the age of your keyboard, there is. On mine, it's labeled both Alt and Option. However, I've edited the hint to make it more clear.

-rob.



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Authored by: adrianm on Oct 07, '08 02:10:30PM

...and on mine it's labelled alt + ⌥ (unicode 2325). doesn't mention option at all.



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Authored by: AdrianB on Oct 08, '08 01:54:01AM
Oh yes there certainly is, depending if you live in the US or the rest of the world. The orginal poster seems to be from Germany and like other non-US keyboard I assume the have the alt ⌥ as mention by adrianm, that's what we have here in Sweden at least.

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Authored by: poenn on Oct 14, '08 11:44:15AM

Adrian is right, I' from Germany and typing on the most recent Alu Keyboard. The keys are printed ctrl, alt, cmd. :-)



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Authored by: Nutcracker on Aug 27, '11 06:32:14AM

This feature (alt-Enter) was really useful in Snow Leopard iCal ... it no longer woks in Lion iCal ... Sort it out Apple - WYSIWYG was invented decades ago!



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