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FMN DITA .. refers to the DITA support that is provided by default in FM9 and FM8.

DITA-FMx .. is a plugin that provides extended DITA authoring support for FM9, FM8, FM7.2 and FM7.1. More info...

Submitted by: Franz J. Gigler (2010-12-01)
Last updated: 2011-06-07

TAGS:  Authoring, OpenToolkit, Output, DITA-FMx 1.1, FM 7.2
SUMMARY:  How to implement manual line breaks (soft returns) in DITA -- Obsolete for DITA-FMx 1.1.12 and newer
ISSUE:  What if you want to be able to add manual line breaks (like via Shift+Return in FM or <br/> in HTML) to DITA-xml?
SOLUTION:  Choose a DITA inline element and use its outputclass-attribute, e.g. <u outputclass="Line Break"/>.
Add a suffix-rule for the context [outputclass = "Line Break"] of that element in the EDD.
Use \n as Suffix value.
BACKGROUND:  Didn't find anywhere documented how to use a soft return within the edd so I took a guess and voila.
BTW: \t adds a tabulator character. I needed that to make figure/table title TOC formats work which needed an additional tab between the title text and the page number.

Happy tweaking!