I've effectively given up trying to format plain text in Evernote*. I was spending hours just trying to get bulleted lists to function correctly, let alone hitting a return and having it bounce to the bottom of the note. Rather than endure this constant frustration, I typically end up copying/pasting what I want to clip into a new Word file, formatting there, then copying/pasting back into EN. Stupid method, but it works. *Running EN 2.2.3 on Mac Pro running OS 10.5.8; EN 3.1.0 on iMac running OS 10.6; various EN plug-ins for Firefox, Safari, and Chrome on various Mac hardware; and EN app on iPhone 4GS.