Definitions for "Soft Return"
Similar to a carriage return but different: Activated in page layout software and in most word processors by holding the shift key and then hitting return. This will create a break in the copy forcing the keystrokes that follow to go to the next line but it will NOT define a new paragraph. This is most often used when a line break is desired but when proper formatting requires both lines to be in one paragraph.
output: A feature of some word processors and page layout programs that forces a line break but doesn't start a new paragraph. This is what the computer does when it wordwraps.
a new line started when you continue typing and it can't fit on your screen