Hard return

Updated: 10/04/2017 by Computer Hope

Hard returnAlternatively referred to as a paragraph break, a hard return is an ending of a line that begins the next line or paragraph. To make a hard return press the Enter key on the keyboard. The picture is an example of what a hard return looks like with formatting marks enabled. Hard returns are represented with a pilcrow, which resembles a backwards P. The two lines above the ending line with a hard return have soft returns.

Page break, Paragraph, Return, Soft return, Word processor terms