Thank you for your post.
FileMaker Pro will import comma-separated text files that contain carriage returns in the middle of fields, as long as there are open parenthesis before the carriage returns. For example:
"First Field","Second Field with
carriage return","third field","fourth field"
This will imported into one record, where the second field will display on two lines.
Try this out using the above example saved in a text file.
That works. I trust you meant quotes rather than parentheses. Initially I had a bit of trouble as your record would import fine but if I typed the same info my record would not! Must be something to do with Word, perhaps it inserts smart quotes even in text files and this confuses Filemaker. However, using a dedicated text editor solved that. As a plus one can have commas as well as returns within the quotes. A bit outside my usual workflow to use comma delimiters and to enclose all fields in quotes but I think I can adapt when necessary.
Thanks for the tip.
Oops! Yes, I meant open quotes. I'm glad you were able to understand what I meant, plus get it working!
I'm not familiar with Microsoft Word, but it seems that there should be a way to change "smart quotes" to other type of quotes, especially if saving as Text.