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This bug is actually shared across the classic synther and Photosynth 2.
When a description is first typed, prior to upload, all carriage returns|line breaks are stripped out of it when it is saved.
However in Photosynth 2, I find that it seems impossible to save a description with line breaks even after upload and synthing are complete.
This leads to some messy descriptions.
A second quirk I've noticed is that when creating a new synth with Photosynth 2, I am not allowed to paste text into the Title field.
I haven't tested across all browsers to see whether this is universally true yet, though.
Joscelin also mentions the inability to paste into the Title field here:
I support the suggestion to have the possibility for line breaks in the Description.
Thanks for these bug reports.
1) I believe that it was the Photosynth Tech Preview 2014 March update that made the Title field able to be pasted into.
2) The same March update added commenting on Tech Preview synths, however carriage returns are not able to be used to separate paragraphs in comments.
Originally noted in my March update summary: http://bit.ly/psfmarchupdate Dedicated request thread here: http://bit.ly/psfparasep
Sorry about the last link.
Dedicated request thread for paragraphs in comments here: http://bit.ly/psftpparasep
The 2014 June 10 update to the Photosynth 2014 Tech Preview added Highlight support to the four new photosynth topologies, however carriage return support is missing for highlight descriptions.
Carriage returns are also still not allowed in comments, however they appear to be preserved in primary synth descriptions on new uploads if you type the description during the upload process as that form accepts them.
It appears that the current Tech Preview synth editor will not allow you to type a carriage return, however will allow you to paste one if you type in an external text editor and paste it in.
In my tests, this does not preserve the empty line between paragraphs, however.
("Unfortunately, the beginning piece fractured off..." begins a new line.)
Post back with your own results/observations.
If I were to prioritize on an improvement for text entry, I would vote to have the carriage return first, as this enables to improve readability for the audience rapidly.
YES! Cariage returns in the description box while creating a synth are preserved. Huray! What a difference. Thanks for rewarding an old request.
Please add this to the edit mode as well.