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How can we create line breaks in a way they are respected by linkedin?

I'm using a Unix system (OSX). I found this answer but I think there has to be a way of doing it without running a LiveCD.

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Did anyone at least tried the Win version? –  ozke Jun 1 '10 at 9:16
    
If it weren't for open bounties, I would vote to close this based on the fact that its off-topic / not programming related. Perhaps the linked in support forums are a better place to try to solve this issue which is obviously some sort of input constraint applied by the website itself. –  gnarf Jun 9 '10 at 10:30
    
This is defo off topic and not programming related...voting to close as this should be filed under LinkedIn's own website as an issue there! –  t0mm13b Jun 9 '10 at 10:35
    
Agreed; this isn't programming related. It is very rare we do so, but I've revoked (refunded) the bounty. I'm moving it to superuser, where it may have a slightly better fit. –  Marc Gravell Jun 9 '10 at 10:54
    
@Marc - it's about a web site, which isn't appropriate for Super User. –  ChrisF Jun 9 '10 at 11:04

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If some people are reporting that it works on Linux, it's likely to be caused by the different line endings used by Windows.

At the end of a line:

  • Windows uses carriage return, line feed (CRLF, \r\n)
  • Linux uses line feed (LF, \n)
  • Mac uses carriage return (CR, \r)

These are leftovers from ye olden days of computing, which, if you're really interested in it, you can read more about on Wikipedia's newline article.

Anyway, if you use a more powerful text editor on your Windows computer, many will have the option of converting line-breaks to the different styles. Just off the top of my head, Notepad++ and Komodo Edit are two free editors which can do this.

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I'm actually using OSX. –  ozke Jun 8 '10 at 15:26
    
    
It's worth noting that old Mac OS uses CR only. OS X and later uses LF, like the rest of the (non-Windows) world. –  Greg Hewgill Jun 9 '10 at 11:17

I give nickf's answer as valid as I found it very useful. However, keep in mind what Jil McElroy says (in the link I originally posted).

Be sure to review your Specialties in the "View My Profile" tab. For some reason, the "Edit my profile" tab does not format line breaks correctly.

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