Assuming your titles are long enough to not fit in one line in your doc anyway, and you only want to control where the line break occurs, No Break could be your friend.
On the screenshot below text with No Break applied is highlighted. The goal - drop the text right after the word 'HERE’ to next line.
As long as the whole title fits to one line, it does nothing. See Contents frame. Or, could be removed easily.
Have no idea what to do if you still want line break in case C...
I would recommend never (or at least in most cases) not to use shift return. Use other methods to keep strings together like the character attribute (best used as character style) no beak or non breaking spaces.
Sorry for the delay - been too busy to get back on the past couple of days. Thanks for your responses but I need some clarification. Winterm, did you highlight all of the text that you are showing in purple, and then apply "no break" to it? I wasn't clear on how you got there, and I can't seem to find "no break" in the menu. I have used nonbreaking space before but it should show a little carrot symbol and I don't see that anywhere on your screen shot. It's not exactly what i'm looking for, but i'm definitely curious where to find "no break".
This is going to bug me and I may bite the bullet and contact someone I used to work with. I know for sure what i'm looking for is a simple keystroke, as we used it almost constantly in our proposals since soft returns could cause problems when making our many edits. Maybe it's one of those secret keystrokes that they don't tell you about!
Thanks to both of you-
I highlighted some areas just to show you where 'no break' was applied. Normally 'no break' is not visible in any view mode.
And yes, there is no nonbreaking space used
Where to find "no break".
Select some text you want to keep in one line and apply No Break from Character flyout menu:
or use flyout menu next to Quick Apply button:
imo, even better is to go to Edit > Keyboard shortcuts > Product Area: Panel Menus > Character: No Break, and assign some handy shortcut to it...
Also No Break is a part of Paragraph or Character Style Options (can be found in Basic Character Formats tab), but that's another story...
Create a character style. Apply a key stroke to it.
Working without styles is not a good idea anyway, so it is the best you can do.
Willi Adelberger wrote:
Working without styles is not a good idea anyway.
Sure. However, to have two or more char styles applied to the same text sometimes is not a good idea too. I work on some projects where I have the reasons to avoid this.
There are situations when a simple manual no break in place is just enough.
So your best bet is to know all possible ways and use them as needed.
Thanks to both of you. I would agree that character styles should be used sparingly, for what I work on anyway, and only within paragraphs that need a word bolded or italicized here and there (for example).
Now that you have mentioned the keyboard shortcuts, Winterm, I am wondering if someone went around to everyone's computer in my old office and made the same shortcut for everyone. Given the nature of what we worked on and that we all had to sort of have the same work habits, I wouldn't be surprised.
Thanks again! I will play around.