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Preserve Line Breaks

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This is a workflow for Editorial, a Markdown and plain text editor for iOS. To download it, you need to view this page on a device that has the app installed.

Description: Preserve Line Breaks was inspired by Brett Terpstra's Mac Service of the same name. To preserve a line break in iOS, markdown syntax requires that you type three spaces. But in iOS, typing two spaces generates a period, which drives me nuts. This workflow takes the text of a document, adds three spaces to the end of each line as required by Markdown, and the replaces the original text with the proper Markdown syntax.

Shared by: John Voorhees - @johnvoorhees, squibner.com, squibits.com

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Axel Graff — 02 Aug 2014
I had the same problem, but found another solution: add the following line to your Editorial CSS file:
p {white-space: pre-line;}
anonymous — 15 Dec 2014
Where can I find the .css file?
anonymous — 13 Jan 2015
The period generated by iOS is configurable. Look at Settings->General->Keyboard-> "." Shortcut.
Turn it off and the period will not be generated after typing two spaces

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Prefix / Suffix Lines ?
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Extend Selection ?
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  • Start/End of Document
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  • Number of Characters...
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