I hit this several times and decided to start my blog with something simple. I hope to get a full post of my database-table log-reader posted soon.
To insert a carriage return in an alert in an OpsMgr07 alert, use <BR />. The alert display control is HTML.
Thanks to Stefan Koell for posting this to the Authoring newsgroup; I couldn’t figure it out (tried all kinds of newline things, and unfortunately OpsMgr isn’t consistent about markup like this in different places in the product).
UPDATE for R2:
HTML tags such as <BR>, <a>, etc. will no longer work in R2. Carriage returns in the body of the text you stick in the alert description will be reflected in the UI (haven’t proven this to myself yet, but it’s supposed to be there in the release candidate).