Linebreak in Metadata

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02 Mar, 2020 09:32 PM


how do I create a linebreak within metadata? I generate MMD via Scrivener, and had a discussion about it with their support here:

The MMD6 Documentation claims the following:

You can have more than one line in this field --- use two extra spaces at the end of the line, and a newline character will be used in LaTeX.
(Taken from

If I a file with a tag Affiliation and set it to:


this yields the following results -
\def\affiliaton{test1 test2 test3}

If I understand the MMD6 manual correctly the outcome should be

So what would be the correct way, please?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by fletcher on 03 Mar, 2020 02:23 AM

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    The documentation you linked to was MultiMarkdown version 2 and is obsolete (though I was interested to see that others are still editing it... ;)

    MultiMarkdown-6 documentation is here

    If you want to force a line break in metadata, use an escaped newline.

  2. fletcher closed this discussion on 03 Mar, 2020 02:23 AM.

  3. dudido re-opened this discussion on 03 Mar, 2020 06:14 PM

  4. 2 Posted by dudido on 03 Mar, 2020 06:14 PM

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    Thank you for your clarification.

    I can confirm that the line breaks now work as expected.

    That site showed up as a top hit on search engines and had a current editing date (18 Mar 2019) but no direct reference (at least within that subsection) on the version documented. It may be useful to insert a notice permanently visible that this content is outdated as others may end up having similar misunderstandings,

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