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CR's are shown as crossed boxes in LR6 Book module


Apr 29, 2016
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
Lightroom Version
LR 6.14
Operating System
macOS 10.12 Sierra
Hi all,

I am trying to create my first book in LR6 and in itself it's working fine, except I am running into a problem when trying to add text to a photo. One of the options here is to use photo metadata to automatically fill the photo text. So that's what I am trying: set the photo text to the photo's Caption. And here a problem reveals itself: my captions contain Returns (CR's) and instead of honouring that, the book module screws up by trying to show a character where it should skip to the next line. The character it is showing is a box with an X.
So apparently LR never took into consideration one might be using CR's in the caption text ......

Do I miss something or is this an oversight ?
Nov 27, 2013
Lightroom Experience
Lightroom Version
In my Classic v8.1 (Windows-10) a CR (Return or Enter key) in the Caption field of metadata will only Save/Exit the Caption field.
Using [Ctrl+Return/Enter] to add a "Line Break" does work in the Caption field, and it displays correctly in a Book Text panel.
Also try an alternative typeface (font?). Lightroom will not work with all fonts.

Character Map (in Windows) will often display the X character for missing? characters in a font-